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Plot files

Post by petert » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:36 pm

How do you save a plot (.plt) file to disk in this program

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printing to a file

Post by Glen Cameron » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:52 pm

Plot files are saved by the printer driver. In other words, when you first install the driver for your printer/plotter, you have to tell it which port you are printing to (LTP1, COM1, etc.). As an alternative, you can also choose to print to a file, at this location in the driver.

So when you install the driver, you tell it to print to a file. Then in MSCAD you use this driver and specify the portion of the drawing to print - you will then be asked for a file name.

The file is typically a windows PRN file. If you require a PLT format, then the only option that may work is to install a print driver that supports HP/GL2 language, then rename the PRN file to PLT.

Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario

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