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    Default All Files Left Opened After Sheet Set Manager Printing.

    I am not sure if I should post this on the PRINTING or GENERAL AUTOCAD forum!

    However, after printing a Sheet Set project, all the printed files are left opened in AutoCAD.
    However, the issue of leaving printed files opened is aggravating since I need to open the
    Sheet Set, batch print and done with the set.

    Is there a variable to turn ON/OFF so after sending a bunch of files to the printer,
    they will all close automatically for me. I believe should be a variable for this. I cannot find it on the CAD sites.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: All Files Left Opened After Sheet Set Manager Printing.

    Version of Acad? any verticals running? What are the exact steps you follow to print from a sheet set? I can say that it does not happen here, and AFAIK there are no variables that could control that behavior directly.

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    Default Re: All Files Left Opened After Sheet Set Manager Printing.

    It happens in AutoCAD 2011.

    I don't have any issue with 2012 and 2013. You may ask why not stick with the newer version? I already have the 2011 set and running well with all my custom profiles.

    When I reset 2011, the plotted files are closed, but with my profile, the files are left opened. I don't know how to pin-point what's causing the problem, since regardless of customization, I am just going to Sheet Set and using the Autodesk's PUBLISH-POBLISH TO PLOTTER function (not the ...OVERRIDE).

    Well since you mentioned there's no system variable, I'll keep on trying to figure out what's causing it.

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    Default Re: All Files Left Opened After Sheet Set Manager Printing.

    Well. here's the process that works for me in 2011 (Map 3d) -- Open theDST file, and open 1 file in it, typically the cover. Close all other dwg files. Then right-click on the top-level name in the SSM dialog (eg the name of the sheetset) and expand the "Publish" option in the right-click menu, and chose "Publish dialog Box..." unsure the page setups are what I want, no errors appear, and then go to town with the publish job.

    YMMV, but this has never failed in the way you describe.

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    Default Re: All Files Left Opened After Sheet Set Manager Printing.

    This is one situation I so despise. Before I read your reply, I had to print a project set (25 sheets) and they all closed after they each of the file printed. I feel kinda silly in situations like this!

    Though I did what you asked and they all showed "No Errors" in the window. I will have to wait for my problem to arise again, then I will check the information you asked.

    As soon as it happens again, I sure will send an update to this post.

    I sure appreciate your time on this issue. Thanks.!

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    Default Re: All Files Left Opened After Sheet Set Manager Printing.

    that 'no errors' message is not trustworthy -- even if the plot job fails the 'no errors' message may be displayed in the publish dialog-- just like the plot device may show up as 'varies' even when all sheets are using the same pagesetup and hardcopy device.

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