Figure 5.7

Limiting the color depth of the output

2. Finally, click the Finish button in the Add Plotter wizard to create the ImagePrinter.pc3 file on your hard drive.

Accessing plotter drivers

You can use AutoCAD's PLOTTERMANAGER command to open Windows Explorer to the folder where your plotter drivers are stored. In AutoCAD 2004 and 2005, these are typically stored under the following:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2005\ R16.1\enu\Plotters

This path assumes you are logged in as the administrator. You need to adjust this if you are logged in under another account, by substituting your login name for Administrator in the path.

It is possible to set AutoCAD to store its print drivers in the location of your choosing. Use the OPTIONS command, click the Files tab, and expand the Printer Support File node. Here you can set the Printer Configuration Search Path.

When you create a custom paper size, it is stored in a Plotter Model Parameters file (.pmp). By default, these files are stored in a PMP Files subfolder under the Plotters path mentioned earlier.

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