Revu creates a blank PDF from AutoCAD

Applies to:

  • Revu 21
  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019
  • Revu 2018

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Problem

A blank page is created from the Bluebeam plugin for AutoCAD or the PDF printer.

Solution

The active page size is smaller than the desired printable area. Configure print settings in AutoCAD or the Bluebeam plugin to include the desired drawing area.

Change the Page setup in AutoCAD:

  1. In AutoCAD, go to the Output tab and select Plot (Ctrl+P).
  2. In the Paper Size dropdown, choose a paper size appropriate for your drawing area.
  3. Select OK.

Use the Bluebeam plugin to override the AutoCAD Page setup:

With Revu 21, you must have a Core or Complete plan to turn on the Bluebeam plugin. For Revu 20 & below, you must have a license that is CAD or eXtreme edition.
  1. From the Output tab, select Change Settings.
  2. Select the Page Setup tab.
  3. In the Page Setup dropdown, select Custom.
  4. In the Paper Size dropdown, choose a paper size appropriate for your drawing area.
  5. Select OK.

Troubleshooting

Revu 2019

Integrations & Plugins

Revu 20

Bluebeam Revu 21

Other versions of this article

Revu 2017 and older

Problem

A blank page is created when creating a PDF from AutoCAD using the plugin or Bluebeam PDF printer.

Solution

The configuration for how the page is printed by AutoCAD is defined in the Page Setup, which is either defined in AutoCAD’s Page Setup or the Page Setup tab in the Bluebeam plugin.

  1. Change the Page setup in AutoCAD:
    • Click Print > Page Setup on the AutoCAD menu.
    • Click Modify.
    • Define the page setup.
    • Click OK and then Close.

    – Or –

  2. Use the Bluebeam plugin to override the AutoCAD Page setup:
    • Click Change Conversion Settings ChangeSettings32 button in the Bluebeam section of the Output ribbon.
    • Click the Page Setup tab.
    • In the Page Setup list, select Custom.
    • Define the page setup and click OK to save the setting or click Create File.

 

Click here for more information about creating a page setup in the plugin that can be quickly reused when creating a PDF.

 

Troubleshooting

Revu 2017 & Below

Integrations & Plugins

If the Bluebeam plugin is printing blank pages, you can fix it by following these steps.

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