The silly thing is that by default the settings for OLE objects are such that they might not plot. Here’s how: Have an excel spread sheet saved. That’s one of the reasons I avoid using OLE objects. Unfortunately your version of AutoCAD is too old to have the Table > DataLink feature that. The Object Inserted into AutoCAD is an OLE, and I can not get this to PLOT. I do know if you insert the Object as a TIFF or a JPEG it will Plot.

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I haven’t managed to convert pdf to an image file with the pixels going berserk, although what we have done is printed the pdf and scanned it as a jpeg and inserted it that way, it might be worth a try I guess.

Create an account or sign in to comment Poltting need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. Late yesterday I tried plotting my drawing without changing to landscape, and it showed up on the plotter, but the size was all wrong.

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Or will I xutocad to defer to my IT guy who probably won’t have a clue? Today, will only plot to my inkjet. Just another example of why not use OLEs. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I read through the links you provided earlier and found a “wrinkle” that says OLE objects will not respond if you change the orientation in the plot dialog box.


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I have 2 questions: Am I missing something? By all means email me the pdf and I will be happy to convert it for you, you never know it could work out. Do you think you could walk me thru how you would handle importing a PDF graphic to be a visible, plottable object in a drawing??

Another thing could be the memory on your plotter, we have had in the past where images either wouldn’t print or it printed with missing strips through the image, which we found to be memory issues.

You are commenting using your WordPress. I am going to try to investigate the drivers, but I know nothing about it. My plotter often flashes “Low Memory”, which I was taught by my predeccesor to ignore. I will check this later this morning. I’m trying to figure out the difference between inserting an OLE and just copying and pasting from excel into cad Please excuse my frustration.

June 25, at 8: September 17, at Did you check the usual, like layers, etc. Had you not posted the link, I would not have found this little tidbit.

Why not just save the image and use it as an I am trying to embed a picture but have no succes untill. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.


September 10, at 9: Hello, I am trying to embed a picture but have no succes untill. The first drawing I did 10 days ago by inserting pdf as an OLE did print.

This is what I do I save the Image as a. The silly thing is that by default the settings for OLE objects are such no they might not plot. We had an issue with OLE objects in our case an excel sheet that would shift itself down when plotting, the workaround we found was to check the “plot upside down” button and everything plotted fine from there.

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You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Tried making image into a block. September 6, at 2: Register a new account. Also whats the make and model of the plotter in question.