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Remove PLOT.LOG Files
Tip# 4463 By Nancy Eaton On 20-Apr-2015
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Categories : Manager
Software type : AutoCAD 2015
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Still getting PLOT.LOG files even after unselecting the option in the Plot tab? Be sure the check the Plot dialog box as well.

If you still get a PLOT.LOG file after you unselected it in the Options / Plot tab, note you need to check the Plot dialog box. This plot log file creates a log file of the plot stamp each time you plot in AutoCAD. This file can be created even if plot stamp is unchecked in the Plot dialog box.
 
To access the plot stamp log file check box, open the Plot dialog box (type Plot at the command prompt or choose Plot from the Ribbon) and select the box “Plot stamp on.” Click on the plot stamp icon that appears. In the Plot Stamp dialog box choose “Advanced” and uncheck “Create a log file” in the Advanced Options dialog box. Click OK, OK, and Cancel to get out of the Plot dialog boxes.

Notes from Cadalyst tip review R.K. McSwain: The setting is buried in several nested dialog boxes. If you don't want any PLOT.LOG files to be created, this is the tip for you. Thanks, Nancy!

 

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User comments
Comment by Letkeman,Doug
Posted on 2015-04-20 14:12:33
Thanks Nancy Finally I can won't have to delete plot files in every project any more Doug.
Comment by Tulis,Ralph
Posted on 2015-04-20 15:47:28
Thank you for this tip. I don't need plot logs, and through the Plot & Publish tab under Options I did uncheck 'Automatically save plot and publish log." Yet I still found numerous plot logs on my system. Not a big deal as I typically delete them when I notice them. One can also get to the Plot Stamp Settings from the Plot & Publish tab.
Comment by Tulis,Ralph
Posted on 2015-04-20 15:47:38
Thank you for this tip. I don't need plot logs, and through the Plot & Publish tab under Options I did uncheck 'Automatically save plot and publish log." Yet I still found numerous plot logs on my system. Not a big deal as I typically delete them when I notice them. One can also get to the Plot Stamp Settings from the Plot & Publish tab.
Comment by Sanchez,Ralph
Posted on 2015-04-20 16:59:48
To prevent trying to influence countless end users to make this setting, I distribute it to my entire organization by using (command "-plotstamp" "log" "no" "c:\mypath\plot.log" "") This can be done at various times and you can use whichever point you find most effective. For example, it can fire when you're building your profile, when a user launches a session (acad.lsp), or every time they load a dwg (acaddoc.lsp). Whenever you chose to use it, the this line toggles the checkbox from the original tip off, and I've done it this way for years. I still see plot.log files littered around the network, though.
Comment by O'Connor,Art
Posted on 2015-04-27 16:03:06
Sad that Autodesk makes you go through this work-around when the Options check box would appear to handle it. My Civil 3D attempts to access my location every time I shut it down even though I have ACADinfoCenterOff installed. Why? The only reason I can think of is tracking so Autodesk can make more money selling your information. Especially because this only occurs when I shut the program down, not when it is started or running. What other information is being transmitted to Autodesk?


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