I cannot find the option or method to change the Orientation (1) or clear the pen table field/s (2) per the pltcfg file.
Does anyone have any ideas if this is possible within the pltcfg file?
Best practice is to plot from sheets, which will have a page size, otherwise you turn that off it will default to the the actual printer default or remember the last one used.
Yes, i know the field to clear the pen table but lets say i have a pltcfg that i do not want a pen table assigned but i come from one that has one. By default, Microstation Print does not clear the entry if the entry is already filled. How do i set "blank" as the default?
The second answer is for a pdf driver, my example and need is for an actual hardware printer. Since it is in a different section it doesn't seem likely to be able to accomplish anything but i thought i would ask.
Thanks for replying though, i usually get no responses.
I was just curious, so I took a look. If you set it up the way you like it, then use 'Save Print Definition' in the Print dialog. Save it somewhere, then later when you need to print use 'Open Print Definition', it will wipe out the pen table and should also give the proper page.
Yes, that definitely works but i am looking for a solution to provide in our resources for all users. I could save it out and hope the users learn to print that way but having it on the pltcfg pulldown is a lot easier and more "in their face".
Found my answer with a variable.
From within Configuration Variables dialog:
"If MS_PLT_ENABLE_AUTO_ORIENT is set to '0', the print dialog does not automatically change the paper orientation in order to achieve a best fit. This variable only applies to system printers."
I set it to 1 and it "orientates" the plot as we need. Different than "rotate".