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AutoCad 2005 only prints out of layout mode

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I have a client that has an HP Designjet 1055 CM. When he tries to plot out of Model space, the printer says receiving and then flashes right back to ready. If he plots out of layout mode it works just fine.

I've updated the printer drivers, and printer has been connected via network and parallel port, same thing happens.

Any thoughts?

Josef
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by:haikle
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Does it Plot Preview the Model Space okay?
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by:techn125
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Suggestions only following, as i dont have a designjet or Acad2005, but i have a fine ear for fixes:o)

If you're a little late, install SP1 for Win XP, i heard i was fixing some printing/plotting issues

Also try this: go into the advanced options of the DesignJet driver and set it to Process
in Computer.
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by:jermis
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All update to date on windows SP and drivers (thought for sure that would do it).

It does plot to preview just fine. AutoCAD said to reload printer drivers, and left it at that.

Don't think I mentioned previously that it does it on more then one computer.. After some further research it turns out to be only in a set of drawings that were outsourced to a contractor. Anything in the AutoCAD settings that might cause this?
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by:haikle
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Have you tried auditing the drawings for corruptions?
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by:norrin_radd
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if the audit doesnt work your contractor may be using a different acad application and have proxies in the dwg, you need to make sure you have the proper object enablers. To control whether the program checks for Object Enablers, use the Live Enabler settings on the System tab of the Options dialog box.
good luck
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by:dhsindy Sparrow
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I think haikle has the right idea.  Do a preview before senting to the plotter - the view is probably set wrong and you are sending a blank view to the plotter.
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by:haikle
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You also need to confirm that all other plot settings are correct. For example, you've got the right plot style table, correct scale, paper size etc.
Just this morning, I had a user plot from Model space and it previewed okay, but wouldn't plot simply because of an invalid plot style table.
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by:jermis
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Ok, here's the fix. AutoCAD released a patch for this particular issue with some others. Nothing else worked until the update became availible.

Thanks for the help though.

Josef
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