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Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

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Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°


Hi all,

 

I have a little Problem with my pcf file. When I use it everything on the drawing is fine but it is turned 180°.

If I use MS_PRINT_MANAGER instead, everything is fine

This is a Problem because printing A3 and A4 I can normaly take the package of paper and clip it. In my case I have to turn all A4 drawings and then go to Clip the papers

This Problem is only with size A4 with layout Portrait. landscape is working fine. Also minimizing A3 on A4 is working fine when layout is landscape.

 

pcf-content:

 

plotter MS_PRINT_MGR
button_name A4_TEST_MJH
button_help A4-Zeichnung auf Standarddrucker drucken

interface_quality 3 default
pen_table_file xxx\pen_table.pnt
paper_size A4 default
paper_size_allowed A4

plot_translate 0 0.2 MM

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Re: Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

Michael.

default ms_print_mgr.pcf contains following lines:

plotter ms_print_mgr

button_name MS Printer Manager

button_help Print using Windows Printer Manager.

The main difference between your pcf file and default one is:

interface_quality 3 default

pen_table_file xxx\pen_table.pnt

paper_size A4 default

paper_size_allowed A4

plot_translate 0 0.2 MM

I guess that 180 degrees problem is related to the following line:

paper_size A4 default

When you print A4 portrait drawing created in Creo Parametric 2.0 you will get:

print_a4.png

Test two variants in your pcf file:

paper_size variable 297.000000 210.000000 mm

-OR-

paper_size variable 210.000000 297.000000 mm

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

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Re: Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

Printing in Creo has issues.  Lot's of issues.  Especially portrait oriented sheets.

Try changing the paper size to "Custom" and use the long side dimension as the height and the short side as the width.  Then leave the orientation set to "Landscape".

(In the past, "Landscape" really meant "don't rotate" and "Portrait" really meant "rotate 90 degrees".)

Note:  The above is based on Creo 3.  It may or may not apply to Creo 2.

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Re: Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

Michael.

default ms_print_mgr.pcf contains following lines:

plotter ms_print_mgr

button_name MS Printer Manager

button_help Print using Windows Printer Manager.

The main difference between your pcf file and default one is:

interface_quality 3 default

pen_table_file xxx\pen_table.pnt

paper_size A4 default

paper_size_allowed A4

plot_translate 0 0.2 MM

I guess that 180 degrees problem is related to the following line:

paper_size A4 default

When you print A4 portrait drawing created in Creo Parametric 2.0 you will get:

print_a4.png

Test two variants in your pcf file:

paper_size variable 297.000000 210.000000 mm

-OR-

paper_size variable 210.000000 297.000000 mm

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

View solution in original post

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Re: Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

pcf as follows is working:

plotter MS_PRINT_MGR

button_name A4_TEST_MJH

button_help A4-Zeichnung auf Standarddrucker drucken

interface_quality 3 default

pen_table_file S:\ptc\02_CAD\01_config\eplplot\pentables\pen_table.pnt

paper_size variable 210.00000 297.00000 MM

!paper_size_allowed A4

plot_translate 0 0.2 MM

plot_translate has to be edited according to printertype

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Re: Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

you might also try if this pcf-option has any influence:

rotate_plotting yes / no yes – Bewirkt beim Plotten das Rotieren eines Postscript-Plots um 90° gegen den Uhrzeigersinn (Hochformat).
Die Horizontale auf dem Bildschirm entspricht der kurzen Kante des Papiers.
no – Postscript-Plots werden nicht rotiert.
Beim Plotten von Teilen und Baugruppen wird das Querformat vorausgesetzt.
Die Horizontale auf dem Bildschirm entspricht der langen Kante des Papiers.
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Re: Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

Hi,

rotate_plotting option is related to Postscript output, only. I does not affect print via Microsoft Printer Manager.

MH


Martin Hanák
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Re: Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

I would give it a try anyway. Even if it was described just for PS-Files.

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Re: Plotting by pcf file turns drawing 180°

didn't work at that Point, was one of my first ideas.... but thanks anyway

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