OLE Image Shifts When Plotting

February 5, 2024 Ryan Wunderlich

Applies to: All AutoCAD based products of any year

You have a large OLE image embedded into your AutoCAD-based product Drawing and when you plot via the plot command the OLE image shifts when plotted:
As Displayed on screen:

As Plotted (notice the shift):

This is a known issue that can occur in some drawings and has no permanent solution.

There is a work-around that works in almost all cases.
Instead of plotting, use the Export => PDF instead

Select the options in the dialog box and save the PDF

Once saved, open the PDF and confirm the OLE did not shift:


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Ryan Wunderlich

Sr. Technical Support Specialist<br><br>An AutoCAD Certified Professional, Ryan is responsible for taking client cases and assisting with issues with the software - everything from regular glitches to software deployments and whatever else goes wrong. He's proficient in AutoCAD (including customization), VBA, LISP, and Civil 3D.

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