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Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:10:11 AM | Setup PDF plotting in Revit




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I am trying to set up PDF plot sheets for various sizes. I.e.. Acrobat Distiller 24x36, 30x42, etc… I did input various sheet sizes and saved as independently, but when I reopen the same file and tried to make PDF files selecting one saved plot sheet name under set up it's showing 8.5 x11 sheet under preview. Even selecting 24x36 setup, it's not keeping previously set sheet size under 'postscript custom page size'. Am I missing anything. Is there any different  option to set up and save custom sheet size for plotting?

 Appreciated for any direction.



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Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:40:39 AM | Setup PDF plotting in Revit




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I'm not sure if this is a Revit issue or a PDF issue, but our office has the same problem.  You set up the PDF's to full size, half size, etc.  then go to preview or print and it changes back to 8.5x11.  We figured out that if you set up everything first (paper placement, color, orientation, 100%, 50%, etc.) then your last step would be to change the printer properties paper size to what ever size you need (30x42, 15x21, etc.) and print without changing anything or previewing, it will print correctly.  Not sure if that all made sense or not.  Included couple of pics

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Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:01:56 PM | Setup PDF plotting in Revit



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attached please see my PDF set up. I use PDF Creator, which can also generate different type of files as well, free.

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Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 1:06:51 PM | Setup PDF plotting in Revit




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I was running into the same problem, I found that if I opened the pdf printer properties in printers and faxes and edited the custom size there (I only needed one custom size) then it used that in Revit. All I had to do was set the print setup to use the postscript custom size.

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