Quick Start

Step 1.Open the demo.dwg with AutoCAD.
Step 2.Click "Add Opened" to add it to the file list.
Step 3.Read the plot styles in Settings dialog box(just for the first time) and select one you want.
Step 4.Add the frame name that is same to the block name into the list(For example, Paper Size is 'A1' and Block Name is 'fresh').
Step 5.You just need to click "Plot" if you accept the default settings.


General Options

Click the "Settings"button, then select the "General" page.

(1) Plot Style

You can choose a type of plot style table to the DWG/DXF files you want to plot.You can read all available plot style tables from AutoCAD program.

(2) Output Control

You can choose to plot the blocks in Model Space,Paper Space or both.

(3) Frame Name

You can specify a paper size to which the block you want to plot.You can save the frame list to a file and load the file you saved.

Rename Options

Click the "Settings" button, then select the "Rename" page.

You can insert <FILE_NAME>,<BOLCK_NAME> or <PAPER_SIZE> metadata to rename the generated files.You can also insert custom metadata with the block tags as to rename the generated files with the value of the block attributes. (Click the "Insert" button then the "Metadata" dialog box will appear.The block information will be imported into the table by clicking the button  and select an attribute block in AutoCAD window.) You can specify a suffix of a numerical or alphabetical sequence to the generated files that have the same name.You can replace <PAPER_SIZE> metadata or specific characters with other characters.

Output Options

Click the "Settings" button, then select the "Output" page.

You can save the generated files to the input directory,also save to the custom directory.By default, the program places the generated file in the same directory with the DWG/DXF file. If you need to save the generated files to other directory, click the "..." button. You may also manually type in the directory name or just paste it. If the the tif option is checked,you can set outputting result tif dpi,1 or 4 or 8 or 24 color bits of the tif,colorized or grayscale palette,the compression of the tif.


How to set the paper size?

1.Switch to the AutoCAD program, click File ---> Plot.

2.In the Plot dialog box, under Printer/Plotter, select the plotter the of DWG To PDF.pc3 or PostScript Level 2.pc3 from the Name list.

3.Click Properties. The Plotter Configuration Editor is displayed.

4.In the Plotter Configuration Editor, Device and Document Settings tab, double-click User-Defined Paper Sizes & Calibration to display the calibration and paper size options.

5.Select Modify Standard Paper Sizes.

6.Under Modify Standard Paper Sizes, select the paper size of following to adjust. Click Modify.

ISO A0(1189.00 x 841.00 MM) (unavailable to the plotter of DWG To PDF.pc3)
ISO A0(841.00 x 1189.00 MM)
ISO A1 (841.00 x 594.00 MM)
ISO A1 (594.00 x 841.00 MM)
ISO A2 (594.00 x 420.00 MM)
ISO A2 (420.00 x 594.00 MM)
ISO A3 (420.00 x 297.00 MM)
ISO A3 (297.00 x 420.00 MM)
ISO A4 (297.00 x 210.00 MM)
ISO A4 (210.00 x 297.00 MM)

7.In the Custom Paper Size wizard, adjust the printable area as necessary. Click Finish to exit the Custom Paper Size wizard.


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