The silly thing is that by default the settings for OLE objects are such that they might not plot. Here’s how: Have an excel spread sheet saved. That’s one of the reasons I avoid using OLE objects. Unfortunately your version of AutoCAD is too old to have the Table > DataLink feature that. The Object Inserted into AutoCAD is an OLE, and I can not get this to PLOT. I do know if you insert the Object as a TIFF or a JPEG it will Plot.

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Yes it will print from excel just fine, whether I print the original or the embedded ope opened from CAD Also if you play around with the drivers be sure to set up a system restore with driver roll back in XP.

Why are Images or OLE Object not Printing from AutoCAD?

Try inserting it is paper space instead. Could be the memory. Posted September 20, Autocad Graphics Not Generated Error.

June 25, at 8: February 28, at 6: Can’t figure out how to attach to email from this forum. I’ve tried copying the image directly into autocad and doing the method I described. I cannot find any printer specific settings that would effect the contents of what’s being printed Why would the print preview show the image, why would it work on my inkjet, but then not print on my plotter?

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I wonder if you can plot it to a “d” size, AutoCAC dwg.

Or will I need to defer to my IT guy who probably won’t have a clue? I’ve spent way too much time on this already.

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The Lazy Drafter: Fix for non-plotting OLE Objects

plottting Notify me of new comments via email. Doc and inserting that, making the image a block once it’s in my drawing. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I have 2 questions: I had to mess around a bit to get an acceptable size using a window, but it is DONE!!! If you go to your printers and faxes on the start menu, right click the printer in question and select properties, then on the advanced tab select print directly to the printer instead of spoolingsee if this has any effect.


After the OLE object is in your drawing you will most likely want to move it into position. Are you printing to PDF use Adobe? Late yesterday I tried plotting my drawing without changing to landscape, and it showed up on the plotter, but the size was all wrong. It’s not a matter of importance any more, just my pride.

Is there another method to save jpeg in the layout tab?

OLE not plotting – CAD Forum discussion (EN)

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Just another example of plothing not use OLEs. By all means email me the pdf and I will be happy to convert it for you, you never know it could work out.

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