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ACAD Printing

ACAD Printing

ACAD Printing

 Does anyone know how to print/ view a ACAD plot file.


RE: ACAD Printing

For a free HPGL/2 .plt file/dxf/gerber viewer, go to www.camtastic.com.

What type of plotters/printers do you have? Many can plot HPGL files.


Steve Smith
Product Engineer
Staco Energy Products Co.

RE: ACAD Printing

 I use a HP450 plotter and also an HP8000 printer.


RE: ACAD Printing

I'm not familiar with either of those printers but I bet if you check you manuals you will find info on plotting HPGL (Hewlett Packard Grahics Language) files.  If you have HPGL/2 files I don't believe that the plotters can handle them directly.  Do you have AutoCAD. If you do and have express tool volume 9 (for ACAD2000) I believe their is a plt-to-dxf translater otherwise you might have to purchase a program like Camtastic.  I hope this help you.

My regards,

Steve Smith
Product Engineer
Staco Energy Products Co.

RE: ACAD Printing

I follow the steps as under when I have to get the print of my drawing when printer is not available/out of order
1)copy plot file to floppy  
2)on PC where  working printer is attachedd,
on dos a:prompt type
copy *.plt lpt1 press return
you will get the print of your drawing  

plt is extension of plot file whatever the name is
lpt1 is printer port to which it is attached
 hoping this will help you out.

RE: ACAD Printing

I maybe able to help you if you can tell me a better description not sure i understand your problem.  

you have a plt.  file you want to print

to print simply go to dos promot
and type "c:\copy *.*filename.plt"

or hpgl

hpgl  is simply a printer setting you can modify through autocad

Doroteo Garcia Jr
Univ. Texas at Brownsville/ Ambiotec Civil Engr.

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