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  1. 1. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 1 of 12NX Plotting Basic Setup GuideFrom TeamWikiContents „ 1 NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide (NX3 onwards) „ 1.1 For Multiple Seats of Unigraphics „ 1.2 To Plot Drawing Line Widths Correctly(in NX3 and NX4) „ 1.3 Useful TipsNX Plotting Basic Setup Guide (NX3 onwards)The steps for configuring NX plotting are described below:1. Ensure that you have the printer/plotter set up in Windows and that Windows can print to it. It does not matter ifthis is connected to a share on a server or set up locally.2. Create a directory where you want to keep your plotter settings. This could be on a server if you have multipleclients that all want to see the same settings.e.g. c:nxplotters3. Start NX4. Click File > Utilities > Printer Administration (If this option is not available change your active role toAdvanced with full menus)If this is the first time you are setting up plotting using the directory you created above, select ’ Create and Edit ’and pick the directory you created above. Leave ’ Create from Printer Group ’ as ’ System Default ’ and OK5. Click on the Models tabhttp://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012
  2. 2. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 2 of 12Find the closest match to your plotter in the list and select it.Click ’ Save As ’ to create your own copy of the model with a new namehttp://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012
  3. 3. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 3 of 126. Find the newly created plotter model in the list, highlight it and click on Properties.In the properties dialog , the paper sizes available can be modified if required. Important …Also the Class shouldbe noted.By default it might read Raster/RTLhttp://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012
  4. 4. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 4 of 12This is not always the best option for performance, often changing this to HPGL, HPGL2 or Postscript willimproved the time to generate a plot considerably.Click ok when finished modifications7. Click on the ’ printers ’ tab and click ’ Add ’Give your printer a new name, and pick the model you just created form the list (it will be at the bottom)http://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012
  5. 5. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 5 of 12Ensure ’ NT/Queue ’ is ticked and pick your windows printer from the list, then OKNOTE! – If you do not have the plotter defined as a local printer it can still be accessed using the unc path.E.g. lhrsrv02UK_UK_helpdesk . To do this select the option "Device" (NOT LPR/Queue!) and enter thepath in the lower box.8. Highlight the new printer in the list and click ’ System Profile ’http://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012
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  7. 7. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 7 of 12Edit the settings as appropriate for your printer - specifically Paper Size and plot scaling (for printers rather thanplotters), then OK, and OK once more9. Exit from NX, File > Exit10. Edit the ugii_env.dat file that your setup of NX is using, set the variable UGII_SDI_SERVER_CFG_DIR topoint to the plotting directory that you set up in Step 2.Remember to remove the # from the start of the line.e.g.# This variable specifies a single printer group directory that is# shared by all users. If you prefer to use multiple printer group# directories, then specify the directories in a printer group list# file instead. Before setting this variable, review printer group# concepts presented in NX Help documentation.#UGII_SDI_SERVER_CFG_DIR=c:nxplotters11. Restart NX, open a part or drawing. The select File > Plothttp://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012
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  9. 9. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 9 of 12Change any settings as necessary, for more advanced options you can select the "Advanced Plot" button which willbring up the following dialog.http://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012
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  11. 11. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 11 of 12The CGM Viewer button will show you a preview of the display that is to be plotted.For Multiple Seats of UnigraphicsOnce configured correctly, to roll out to multiple seats of NX, ensure that UGII_SDI_SERVER_CFG_DIR is setcorrectly for each client, and that the Windows printer(s) are set up the same on each client.To Plot Drawing Line Widths Correctly(in NX3 and NX4)After Selecting File > Plot , enable the Use Drawing Sheet Widths toggle. If this does not work change theOption under widths to Custom 3 Widths and define widths as requiredIn NX3 and NX4:In NX5:http://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012
  12. 12. NX Plotting Basic Setup Guide - TeamWiki Page 12 of 12Useful TipsIf you frequently get the message: "image exceeds printable area" when in reality you plot is an acceptable size.This message can be suppressed by setting the environment variable "UGII_SDI_IGNORE_SIZE_WARNING=1"Retrieved from "http://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide"Category: NX tips and tricks „ This page was last modified 10:36, 27 May 2008.http://teamwiki/wiki/index.php/NX_Plotting_Basic_Setup_Guide 5-3-2012

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