When it comes to plotting an entire project in AutoCAD Electrical I must say it is a nice feature, but the list of page size is very “Passer”. It is using sheet size from an HP LaserJet 5, that’s why we can not find a B, C, D or E size sheet that we want to use. I don’t know if that stop you from using it, but here is how this article will help you to improve it.
Where is the file that ACADe reads? If you have done the generic install of AutoCAD Electrical you will find it in the following folder, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Acade 2006\Support\generic_papersizes.txt, if you do not have 2006 it will be in the Acade 2005 or 2004. If you have modified your install it’s in the Support folder of Acade 2006, Acade 2005 or Acade 2004.
Once you have that file open you will see the explanation of what you need to do to modify this file. It’s says “Paper size names below must exactly match what is defined in the plot driver!” In other word the name of the paper that your PC3 or plotter driver reads should be added to this list with the proper spelling, one thing is, I am not sure if it’s case sensitive but why risk it type it the way you see it.
I have done some modification to my generic list and I want to share it with you, I added the “DWF6 ePlot”, “PublishToWeb JPG” and some generic size’s grab from different printer.