Have a collection of drawings all set for 40x28 paper. I have been using fence, then modify fence to grab the outside borders. I select the print button and change the paper size to 40x28. Change the color to monochrome, click the maximize button, print to file, remove the -defult-000 from the file name, select the folder and save.
Anyway to automate this more. Odd paper size will not show up in a print style so each time the 40 x 28 has to be entered.
Is there anyway to have microstation default to a folder?
Name the pdf the same as the file name?
Modify your printer driver configuration file name and Add the paper size you desire.
This will use the 'MODEL NAME.PDF'
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Really new with Microstation. Should mention I am using connect v12. The windows you showed are they for connect, as I cannot find printer driver configurations?
In the plot dialog box, go to FILE > EDIT PLOT CONFIG - that will get you to the window in Bob's post
I do not have a drop down for files, it opens the attached screen and not much in the print area to be helpful.
Try hitting ctrl + P on the keyboard, same as you can in Word or Excel.You should see the box below. I know the Edit plot config option could be removed, not sure about the whole FILE pulldown.
Got it working like I want now.
are you using sheet models or just model space? you should look in the help and on line training videos ( youtube , bentley learn) how to set up "print organiser".. you can set up different print routines for different settings and set specific drawings to be selected and if sheets used it automatically fits no fence required... if not sheets just border shapes then you can define the shape and level name to be searched and selected again no fence required ... this is great for batch printing ...and can be resellected every time you have updated the drgs and need to reprint them..
I have in v8i my workspace configuration has a variable that fits print to max visible edges and I don't have any stuff outside the title blck view exref clipped so it auto fences when I hit control P for one off instant print...this may be a little to advanced for you just yet but worth looking up in help .. I havent set this up in Connect edition yet .. so both of us could learn something in the next few days...
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