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7 This wizard shows how to configure printers and plotters to use with IMPACT. You'll need access to IMPACT User Admin to complete the wizard, so make sure you have the necessary privileges before you start.
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10 = Add printers and plotters =
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12 First, we need to store information about the plotting device that you want to use into a configured plot (PC3) file. Plot configurations are portable and can be shared in an office or on a project as long as they are for the same driver and model. Plot configurations for system printers may also be shared, but need to be shared on the same version of an operating system. Add plotters using //Add-A-Plotter Wizard//, accessible from //Autodesk Plotter Manager// in Windows //control panel//. See figure 1 and 2.
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17 //Figure 1: Autodesk plotter manager in Windows control panel//
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22 //Figure 2: Add-A-Plotter Wizard//
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24 == Add-A-Plotter Wizard ==
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26 Run the wizard and follow the instructions. The options most suitable for your situation may differ from the options that are suggested (marked) in the figures below.
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30 //Figure 3: Add Plotter - Introduction page//
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32 Add a system printer.
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36 //Figure 4: Add Plotter - Begin//
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38 Select the printer/plotter you want to add.
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40 [[image:1523258419691-580.png]]
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42 //Figure 5: Add Plotter - System Printer//
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44 Import specific information from previously saved PCP or PC2 files or proceed by pressing next.
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48 //Figure 6: Add Plotter - Import Pcp or Pc2//
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50 Name the plotter. This name will be used to identify the PC3 file.
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54 //Figure 7: Add Plotter - Plotter name//
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68 **Contents**
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75 [[image:1523258489287-216.png]]
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77 //Figure 8: Add Plotter - Finish//
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82 //Figure 8: The PC3 file created using the Add-A-Plotter wizard//
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84 == Plotters in IMPACT ==
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87 (% style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif; font-size:11pt; line-height:107%" %)Before the plotter files can be used with IMPACT, they must be added to a list of plotters in User Admin. The list is unique for each division (divisions can be seen as designated workplaces that share common data, such as plotters).
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90 (% style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif; font-size:11pt; line-height:107%" %)Select** User Divisions** **(1)** under the company that you want to configure, then select the **User Division (2) **that you want to enable the plotter for. To add a new plotter, press the **plus sign (3)**. Choose the right **type** **(4)**. In this case, the type will be a //Plotter //but there are other options like //PDF reader// to match, for example, AutoCAD's DWG to PDF plotter. Give the plotter the exact same **name** **(5)** as the PC3 file ** **(it's referenced by name). Finally, **save** **(6)** your changes.
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93 (% style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif; font-size:11pt; line-height:107%" %)The plotter should be possible to use in IMPACT by all members of the division.
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98 //Figure 9: Add plotters to IMPACT//
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100 Before you can use the plotter, you need to make sure that you are a member of the division in which you just created the plotter. You do this under Users in User Admin
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104 //Figure 10: Member of division//
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106 = Plot style tables =
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108 IMPACT plot style tables come with the installation of IMPACT for AutoCAD. They can be found in the following directory: //C:\Program Files\StruSoft\IMPACT 15\IMPACT for AutoCAD\Common//
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112 //Figure 11: IMPACT Plot style tables//
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