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AutoCAD 2000 Batch Plotting

Posted on 2004-08-18
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I am having trouble batch plotting with 2000. Here is the errors I get when I do a Plot Test.

*** Plot Test Scan of batch list <unnamed> at 08-17-2004, 16:55:37
-- Setting up SYSVARs...values were XREFCTL <1>, FILEDIA <1>, CMDECHO <0>, CMDDIA <1>, SHPNAME <>
-- Setting up logfile...
-- Scanning drawings in batch...
   Checking drawing name and path
WARNING: xref file <drawing name and path> not accessible, xref checking ignored
ERROR: missing FONT/SHAPE: romand
   Checking drawing name and path
WARNING: xref file <drawing name and path> not accessible, xref checking ignored
ERROR: missing FONT/SHAPE: romand
   Checking drawing name and path
WARNING: xref file <drawing name and path> not accessible, xref checking ignored
ERROR: missing FONT/SHAPE: MONOTXT
ERROR: missing FONT/SHAPE: romand
   Checking drawing name and path
WARNING: xref file <drawing name and path> not accessible, xref checking ignored
ERROR: missing FONT/SHAPE: MONOTXT
ERROR: missing FONT/SHAPE: romand
-- Restoring logfile...<c:\program files\acad2000\>
-- Restoring SYSVARs...XREFCTL, FILEDIA, CMDECHO, CMDDIA, SHPNAME

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wm_carr earned 125 total points
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There are many reasons this could occur. Verify the batch machine has access to the xref location. If the xref is not located in the same folder as the drawing, you may need to add a 'Support File Search Path'.

Hope this helps.
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by:gonzal13
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Some interesting sites on autodesk

A while back I suggested that they add an Acad topic.  Anyway no matter how it came about it is great. There only a few sites for any kind of support

One:
This AutoCAD® 2004 File and Registry Cleaner resolves a problem that, in certain situations, prevents you from reinstalling an AutoCAD-based product. This utility removes problematic registry entries and user data files that remain after an AutoCAD 2004–based product is uninstalled. Use the AutoCAD 2004 File and Registry Cleaner to remove those files from your system.

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=3318900&linkID=2475161  AutoCad File and Registry cleaner

Two:
Now AutoDesk 2002 2004 lite and 2004 have a bug that the solution of which is deeply burried in their site.

It concerns 'ac1st15.dll in the 'common' folder in Program Files thich when cporrupted or when the program is installed, it comes up with an error message.

http://adeskftp.autodesk.com/prodsupp/downloads/PageFaultinModuleAc1stdll.htm

gonzal143(Joe)

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by:ifenton
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I found that it didn't have a problem with the xref's but it was looking for the printer from the last person who saved it. So if it was printed to a different printer then I had to go in to the drawing set the printer i wanted and print. I had to do this for each drawing which means the batch plot was useless
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by:theodric58
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If you select the file you want to plot in the Batch Plot Utility window, and then click options, it allows you to select which layout, which page setup and which plotter (.PC3 file) you wish to use to plot the file.
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by:AndreaHaley
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Your best bet in 2000 is to write a script file.  Be sure to have your system settings set to multiple drawing mode, and keep all spaces out of the script, (space acts as "enter" in autoCAD.)  The absolute easiest way is to get one plot to come out correctly, then write the script to "Plot" "previous"  Then they will all come out like the first one, right down to the window (if you are still plotting from model space.

Make sure your variables, filedia and cmddia are both set to "0" (off) before you begin.

I can send you a samle script if you are interested.  
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