Slow HP 500

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Jay Jones, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Jay Jones

    Jay Jones Guest

    I am printing a 119KB drawing with 3 xrefs at 33kb, 48kb and 13,209 kb on an
    HP 500. I am using 2004 civil series on an XP P4 machine across a network.
    The drawing is in color and is taking about 2 hours to plot. Is this
    normal? Would additional memory in the plotter help it print faster. I
    only have the standard 16Mb in the plotter. Any insight would be helpful.

    Thanks

    Jay
     
    Jay Jones, Jan 20, 2004
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  2. Jay Jones

    ToniG Guest

    Hi,
    the HP500 is shiped by default with a PCL3-GUI driver.
    This mean that there is no "inteligence" in the plotter.
    All data need to be "rasterized" by the PCL3 driver. In some cases this can
    take very long, and can use a lot of memory on the PC.
    (I have see cases where the PCL3 driver create 1 GB TEMP file on drive
    C:.....)

    You can not add memory, as there is no slot in the plotter.
    The only way to speed up is to buy the HPGL2card and 128 MB of RAM.
    (There is only one slot on the HPGL2 card, so the best is to add the max of
    RAM)

    With this you add inteligence to the plotter, and you can use the HPGL2
    driver.
    This mean that the rasterizazion is done in the plotter, in in most cases
    much faster.


    Regards
    Toni

    "Jay Jones" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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    > I am printing a 119KB drawing with 3 xrefs at 33kb, 48kb and 13,209 kb on

    an
    > HP 500. I am using 2004 civil series on an XP P4 machine across a

    network.
    > The drawing is in color and is taking about 2 hours to plot. Is this
    > normal? Would additional memory in the plotter help it print faster. I
    > only have the standard 16Mb in the plotter. Any insight would be helpful.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jay
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    ToniG, Jan 20, 2004
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