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CAB

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Sending Plt files to printer
« on: December 16, 2004, 04:44:36 PM »
I have a new engineer I am working with and I want to send him a plt file for the HP 430.
So i plotted it up and sent it but he has the plotter set up as a system printer and he
and I don't know how to send the plt file to the plotter.
Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004, 04:57:25 PM »
If you know the port either lpt1 if local or an ip address or share on a network you can make a simple batch routine that will copy files to that port.

copy c:\plotfiles\*.plt lpt1
copy c:\plotfiles\*.plt \\Servername\Printersharename

use quotes if you have spaces in any directory name.

you could add
del c:\plotfiles\*.plt
to flush the folder
or a rename if you wanted them to be saved for archive purpose.

Kepp this batch file on his desktop and he would be good to go.
If you ever place images in your files, you need a /b option
between the first part and the destination.

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004, 05:07:43 PM »
get them to D/L this little app, it's a real nice utility for all types of printing.
http://hem1.passagen.se/ptlerup/prfile.html
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004, 05:17:59 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply. :)
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2004, 06:05:53 PM »
Hi

Check out GoPlot (freeware) from Govert's Tools -

http://www.output.tmfweb.nl/

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2004, 07:41:34 PM »
Nice one Mike,
Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2004, 07:30:23 AM »
oce has a freeware product for ploting PLTS to 11x17 and smaller...
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2004, 08:34:19 AM »
Quote from: Mark Thomas
get them to D/L this little app, it's a real nice utility for all types of printing.
http://hem1.passagen.se/ptlerup/prfile.html

Thats a sweet utility Mark. I appreciate you posting it since we have to send all of our plots like such lpr -S192.168.0.99 -Praw -o l -d myplot.plt and it really gets old. This drag and drop is just what we needed.

Thanks  :D