Plot to PDF Not Centered With Custom Margins Hotfix

Drawing output is not centered when plotting to PDF using custom margins.


Description of Problem

If you install AutoCAD 2008 SP1 or corresponding service packs for other affected products, drawing output is not centered when you plot using DWG to PDF.pc3 with custom margins.


Affected Products

(1) Apply this hotfix only if the installation includes AutoCAD 2008.
(2) Apply this hotfix only if the installation includes AutoCAD MEP 2008.
(3) Apply this hotfix only if the installation includes AutoCAD Mechanical 2008.


Installation Instructions

To install the Plot to PDF Not Centered With Custom Margins Hotfix

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges on your Microsoft® Windows® operating system to complete the installation process.

This hotfix should only be applied after installing AutoCAD 2008 SP1 or corresponding service packs for other affected products.

  1. Close all software applications.
  2. Find the DRV folder under the product installation folder; for example C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\DRV.
  3. In this folder, right-click the pdfplot9.hdi file and select Properties.
  4. Click the Version tab and confirm the file version.
  5. In the DRV folder under the product installation folder, right-click the pdfplot9.hdi file and rename it pdfplot9.bak.
  6. Based on the version of your product, double-click Plot_to_PDF_Hotfix_32bit.zip or Plot_to_PDF_Hotfix_64bit.zip and extract the pdfplot9.hdi file to the product driver installation folder (for example, C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\DRV).
  7. Right-click the new pdfplot9.hdi file and select Properties. Click the Version tab and confirm that this file is version 9.1.219.27.
NOTE: To remove this hotfix, delete the new pdfplot9.hdi file that you downloaded to the DRV folder and restore the file you renamed in Step 5 to the original name.