Dependency between Autocad PC3 config and Windows print server ?
Posted on 2014-04-30
Summary: autocad users experiencing issues with plotters after swapping to a new Windows Print Server.
We are currently installing a new Windows 2012 R2 server. This server is replacing our current Windows 2003 print server. We do have half a dozen printers and plotters connected to the print server. These devices have been configured on the new print server exactly as they were configured previously on the old print server.
Two différences between the current and previous situation: the new print server has a different name than the old one, and we are using updated print drivers (32 & 64 bits).
Printing from Windows applications works just fine. However, Autocad users seems to experience printing issues with devices for which they have generated PC3 config files.
Not being an Autocad expert, I am trying to understand the dependency between these PC3 files and the print server. Do they use somewhere information from the old Windows drivers ?
PS: replies might be delayed a bit during the next 5 days.