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having lockups when changing from portrait to landscape in the plot options

i have a i3, 4gb ram laptop, all running ok in all other aspects of software and progecad, when selecting plot and changing the options from portrait to landscape im experiencing varied delays, eventually it does do it but this does seem to lag quite a bit, i have tried selecting other printers, local and network ones but this didnt seem to resolve or change the issues that i have, do you have any ideas on why this miht be happening, many thanks Martin
asked 4 years ago in progeCAD by martin palmer / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (2 points)

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This does sound strange. Do you have this same issue on any other programs? Or have you tried this on any other programs? progeCAD is somewhat unique when addressing portrait and landscape because in progeCAD you usually have a preset border, or paper size which is not normally modified on the fly using portrait or lanscape but it set up ahead of time to be one type (A size sheet set up with a border in portrait) or the other (C size sheet, 24x34, lanscape). Thus you select a sheet size and set up a layout accordingly and the printer then knows which way the paper's running base on sheet size. If you were having the same issue with only one printer it would be obvious due to the way progeCAD prints that the issue was the driver from the manufacturer or the built in windows driver for that particular printer. However, since you are dealing with this problem on all printers it is an issue without a clear explanation. The way progeCAD prints is to pass the data of the drawing off to the Windows print system. Once that is in queue it's work is done. Windows then takes over at that point. However, since you havent started printing yet we can't pass the buck to the Windows OS. I think we need help to determine the solution or work around so I will get some others involved... Thank you for your patience while I summon the real smart experts from our support group...
answered 4 years ago by Scott H / Level: Engineering Manager (5,713 points)

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