- All versions of Revu
If the edges of your PDF files are clipped when creating a PDF from Autocad using the Bluebeam plugin, this article describes how to change the printable area of each page size in the Bluebeam .pc3 files.
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The printable area for each page size is defined in the .pc3 files of the Bluebeam plugin, which can be changed using the AutoCAD Plotter Configuration Editor.
The .pc3 files for the Bluebeam plugin for AutoCAD were created using the AutoCAD Plotter Configuration Editor. These .pc3 files were created specifically for the plugin and cannot be used from the AutoCAD Print dialog. The files included with Revu are listed below:
|Plugin using Printer Driver|
|AutoCAD 2010 and above||Bluebeam PDF10 Printer HighRes.pc3, Bluebeam PDF10 Printer MedRes.pc3|
|Plugin using Heidi Driver|
|AutoCAD 2010 and above||Bluebeam PS10 HighRes.pc3, Bluebeam PS10 MedRes.pc3|
|Plugin creating DWF output|
|AutoCAD 2010 and above||Bluebeam DWF10.pc3|
|Folder containing PC3 files|
|Revu 2016, 2017, and 2018||C:\ProgramData\Bluebeam Software\Bluebeam Revu\2018\Pushbutton PDF\AutoCAD\PC3 (where 2018 is the Revu version)|
|Revu 10 to 2015||C:\ProgramData\Bluebeam Software\Bluebeam Revu\Pushbutton PDF\AutoCAD\PC3|
|Revu 9 and previous||C:\Users\All Users\Bluebeam Software\Pushbutton PDF\AutoCAD\PC3|
The ProgramData folder is normally hidden by default. Please do the following if you don’t see it:
In Windows 10 and 8.1 – Click the View tab in Windows Explorer and fill in the Hidden items checkbox. When the Folder Options dialog opens, click the View tab and then enable the “Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives” option.
To Make Changes:
- Edit the PC3 file.
- Exit AutoCAD.
- In Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder containing the .pc3 files (see above).
- Double-click on the .pc3 file you want to edit, and the Plotter Configuration Editor will open.
- Click the Device and Documentation Settings tab.
- In the list, click Modify Standard Paper Sizes (Printable Area).
- In the Modify Paper Standards list, select the page size to edit.
- Click Modify, and change the values.
- Click Next, then Finish.
- Repeat for the other page sizes.
- Click OK to save the changes and close the Plotter Configuration Editor.
- Rebuild the AutoCAD page sizes.
Because the settings are stored on a per page-size basis, the margins must be changed individually for each page size.
Remember that these changes affect all PDF files created with the Bluebeam plug-in for AutoCAD. If you need to contact Bluebeam Support, please let us know if you’ve changes you’ve made to your page sizes.
Make your changes and then create some PDF files using your existing drawings to test your changes.
Additional custom page sizes can be created for the plugin and Bluebeam PDF printer using the Bluebeam Administrator.
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