About Calibrating Plotters and Setting With Custom Paper Sizes You can adjust plotter calibration to correct scaling discrepancies, and you can add custom paper sizes for nonsystem plotters. Calibration Files Plotter calibration is an optional process. If you need to correct scaling discrepancies, you can adjust the plotter calibration.
By default, you only have a choice of the paper sizes given in the paper sizes drop down in the Page Setup or Plot dialog box. In the event you need to use a custom paper size, you must add a custom paper size to this list. This document discusses that process.
Double-click on the one you wish to add custom paper size definitions to. The method you use depends on the type of plotting driver you use. If the Custom Paper Sizes box is white and allows you to add custom paper sizes, you have an Autodesk Heidi plotter driver.
Proceed to step 3. You are using the Windows System plotter drivers.
Proceed to Step 4. You will go through a series of dialog boxes that configure a custom paper size and attach it to the plotter you are configuring.
The first dialog box asks if you want to start from scratch, or start with an existing paper size.
Go ahead and start from scratch, and click on the next button. The Media Bounds dialog lets you set the custom paper size. Enter the dimensions of the paper you wish to plot out, without considering margins.
Click on the Next button. If your paper size is too large for the plotter you are using, you will be notified. In the Printable Area dialog, enter the margins you wish to use for all sides of the paper. Click on the Next button to continue. In the Paper Size Name dialog, enter the name of the custom paper size you are creating.
This will appear in the list of paper sizes in the AutoCAD Plot dialog box, so choose a good name. Keep the paper dimensions in the name, too. In the File Name dialog, enter the name of the PMP file you wish to save the custom paper size configuration. You should use the default name provided, the same name as the PC3 file.
In the Finish dialog, specify whether you are using a roll-fed source or a sheet-fed source. After choosing the source, specify the roll you are using. Then click on finish. This will take you back to the Plotter Configuration Editor dialog box.
The custom paper size will appear in the white box when you click on the custom paper sizes icon. You may add more paper sizes, repeating this process, or you may click on the OK button to exit. This will take you to the system printer properties dialog box. In the Paper Size tab, specify your orientation.
The available page sizes are listed in the Application Page Size pull-down list. There are five custom paper sizes you may modify at the top of this list.
Click on the More Sizes button to customize one of these custom sizes. Often the Used Standard of Architectural sizes is not toggled on by default, so checking this box will give you a lot of common paper sizes like 24x36 and 30x42 without the need for a custom paper size.
On the right hand side, select one of the custom paper size names. Specify your height and width of the paper.
Do not consider margin sizes; the windows plotter driver will handle the margin calculations for you. If you want to set more paper sizes, select a new custom paper size name, and repeat this process. Click on the OK button when you are finished. This will take you back into the system printer properties dialog box.The paper feed option defaults to Roll Paper when I create the custom paper size, and then when I change it and try and save the settings it just reverts back to roll paper.
If I try and send a print after this then the printer won't accept it because it's being told to print on a roll instead of sheet. Add a Custom Paper Size. Click. In the Plotter Manager, double-click the plotter configuration (PC3) file you want to edit.
In the Plotter Configuration Editor, Device and Document Settings tab, double-click User-Defined Paper Sizes & Calibration to display the calibration and .
Unable to add custom paper size in AutoCAD AutoCAD Autodesk When trying to edit the custom paper size, the list and the button to add is greyed out.
The printer driver is not up to date. The printer driver is nbsp; AutoCAD Tutorial. You would like to know how to add custom paper sizes to your printer so that they can be used in AutoCAD. The following is only for Heidi (HDI) configured drivers (i.e., using the "My Computer" option in the Add-A-Plotter Wizard).
To select a paper size for the current plot. Click Output tabPlot panelPlot. At the command prompt, enter plot. In the Plot dialog box, under Printer/Plotter, select a plotter in the Name box.
Under Paper Size, select a paper size from the list. The paper sizes that are listed depend on the plotter you selected.
A PC3 file for your plotter is required before adding custom paper sizes to it. If you do not have a PC3 file for your plotter yet, run the Add A Plotter Wizard from the File -> Plotter Manager command in AutoCAD.
For more information on creating PC3 files, see our document on Plotting in AutoCAD.