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Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

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Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

Hello everyone,

I'm a relatively new convert to CREO and am adjusting to the differences. One thing that's changed (for me) from WF5 is that when I print a 2D drawing to PDF it prints only what I'm looking at on the screen. Other co-workers tell me their systems have always worked this way but in WF5 My system would always plot the whole drawing regardless of how I was viewing it (zoom/pan didn't matter.)

Is this a setting that I just can't find or was I just lucky before?

Thanks in advance!

Landon

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Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

Yes, I'm using Creo element/Pro 5.0 ...

Don't you have any setting tab in the Print dialog ?

That's what i'm talking about:

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Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

I am still on WF5/Creo and no matter what the zoom level is at, both .pdf and .dwg printing is set to the full drawing/boarder, but Ctrl-P printing to a printer prints at the zoomed level.

Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

Landon,

try to add the following option at the end of config.pro file:

plot_to_scale_full_window yes

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

When you say print a 2D drawing to PDF, you mean use a PDF printer like PDFcreator ?

If so, you must set your Plot option to "Full plot" (Publish>Print/Plot>Settings>Model>Plot>Full plot)

This option is set by the *.PCF file used to print.

Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

I had tried that already and it did not change the behaviour... :/ Thanks though.

Landon

Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

I mean that I am using the "Ctrl-P" command to bring up the Print dialog which is setup to use "MS Printer Manager." I then have "Adobe PDF" (Adobe Acrobat X Pro) as a printer option. There is no "publish" option on my CREO build... though it was there in WF5.

Landon

Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

Yes, I'm using Creo element/Pro 5.0 ...

Don't you have any setting tab in the Print dialog ?

That's what i'm talking about:

Capture5.JPG

Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

Landon,

I can test your problem, if you tell me what version do you use ...

Creo Parametric 1.0 or 2.0 or Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 ?

F000 or M010 or M020 or something else ?

Also I need to know what command do you use.

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

Well, of course it's there... I just couldn't see it because it was right in front of me.

That seems to have fixed it!

Thanks!!!

Landon

Re: Plotting drawing extents instead of current view?

You're welcome

Once changed, don't forget to save it as your default PCF file ("Save..." button).