AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 A3 landscape orientation wrong

I have ahd this problem for ages. We are using version 1.7.1.

I print from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 I need it to be A3 landscape.
However, when it opens after printing in either Acrobat reader or Nitro,
the drawings are in portrait format. I then need to use another program
to re-orientate them back to landscape or hold my head on the side.

have tried many different combinations in AutoCAD plot files, PDF
Creator program options and windows settings for the printer PDF Creator
but have not found the winning combination yet. The only thing I have
managed to change is which way I hold my head to look at the landscape

Can anyone help?


you could try updating to the latest PDFCreator version, it has the option to directly set the orientation instead of using the automatic detection, which doesn’t always give the correct results.
Another option would be to use the free PDF Architect Create Modul, this also comes with a virtual printer and directly opens the converted document, which can then directly be rotated if the orientation came out wrong.
I am afraid there is no setting to fix this in version 1.7.1.

best regards,

thx. i’ll try and get work to upgrade. :slight_smile: