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Add an Adobe postscript printer instance

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2016i

Add an Adobe postscript printer instance

Add an Adobe postscript printer instance

To print to a .pdf file, you need to add a Adobe postscript printer instance in Printer Catalog. This applies to printing when the advanced option XS_USE_OLD_PLOT_DIALOG is set to TRUE.

The instructions below apply when you are printing using Printer Catalog printer instances, which means that you have set the advanced option XS_USE_OLD_PLOT_DIALOG to TRUE in File menu > Settings > Advanced options > Printing.

  1. On the File menu, click Printing > Printer catalog.
  2. In Printer Catalog , click Add.
  3. Enter a new printer instance name followed immediately (no spaces) by @ and the folder where Adobe Distiller should look for files. For example, A4_PDF@c:\plots\pdf\in\.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Browse to access the Select Printer dialog box. Click the Adobe postscript printer driver and then OK.
  6. Set Paper size to By print area.
  7. Enter the print area in Print area h*b (height and width).
  8. Enter the file name extension ps.
  9. Select Black/white , Gray Scale or Color as the color.
  10. Click Color table to change the pen sizes of different colors, if needed.
  11. Click Update.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Confirm that you want to save the changes to the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

    Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

    In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

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