- Go to the Plot and Publish tab in OPTIONS command. Click Automatically save plot and publish log, and select the Save one continuous plot log button.
- After enabling the feature, go to the Files tab in OPTIONS command, and find Plot and Publish Log Location: change the path to a shared directory all your AutoCAD/LT seats can access, then Click OK.
- AutoCAD will create a CSV (comma separated) file in that location. Each time someone sends a new plot it will be appended with the information about that plot. Open the CSV file with MSExcel or similar program to sort the file and generate a billing report for all your plotting.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Track Plotting from AutoCAD/LT for FREE
Here ia a tip that will make you popular with you billing folks, plot tracking: LT offers a free and simple way to track each plot you do, whether an image (pdf, dwf etc.) or to your printer, or plotter. And every AutoCAD/LT seat can write to the same simgle file too.