covert plt to dwf

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Nate Hunter, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Nate Hunter

    Nate Hunter Guest

    Does anyone have a good way to convert plt files to dwf files.

    I am currently using VB 6 & the scviewer.ocx that does the job but has
    limitations. The earlier version of the scviewer converts all plt files to
    8.5x11 dwf no matter what the size of the plt. The updated version of the
    scviewer converts the plt files to the correct size dwf but names the sheet
    name inside the dwf to Sheet1.

    Can anyone help me out on this. My company has thousands of existing plt
    files that would like to convert into dwf so plotting to a dwf from AutoCAD
    will not do what I am looking for. I have also tried to use the 3rd Party
    apps AcroPlot, etc... and these are to combursome for the everyday user. I
    am looking for a simple way to convert.

    I am open to any ideas. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
    Nate Hunter, Apr 5, 2005
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  2. Nate Hunter

    TomD Guest

    http://www.normica.com/index.htm

    Check out the Batch Exporter. I'm not sure that it will do what you want,
    but I can tell you that their HPGL2 viewer works very well, in my opinion.
    The problem you may have is that I think the PLT files must be HPGL2 for
    conversion/viewing.

    Note that I have not yet tested the PLT->DWF conversion, yet, but was
    planning to, soon.
     
    TomD, Apr 5, 2005
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  3. And quite the opposite, does anyone know of a good util to convert from dwf
    to plt? Batch publishing to dwf is pretty darn easy using either the
    publisher or sheet set manager, yet i've yet to find an easy way to batch
    create plot files. Either approach seems to keep overwriting the first file.

    -Chris
     
    Chris Shoemaker, Apr 5, 2005
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  4. Nate Hunter

    Nate Hunter Guest

    I think you are missing what I am trying to do. I already have the Plt
    files and need to convert those to dwg. I can not use AutoCAD's tools to
    accomplish this.
     
    Nate Hunter, Apr 5, 2005
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  5. Nate Hunter

    Nate Hunter Guest

    I should of also mentioned I would like to be able to use whatever you guys
    suggest with VB6. I have a custom app that my users are using for
    viewing/plotting the plans

    Thanks again in advance
     
    Nate Hunter, Apr 5, 2005
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  6. No, i understand that. This was just a tangentally related question.

    -Chris
     
    Chris Shoemaker, Apr 5, 2005
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  7. Simple just create a form containing the dwf control and print them. Look
    for my articles at CADalyst magazine for automating the dwf control.

    -- Mike
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    Mike Tuersley
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    Mike Tuersley, Apr 5, 2005
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    Lisa Guest

    Chris,

    You may want to check out http:\\www.plotstream.com for creating PLT, DWF,
    TIFF, etc. and for plotting directly to printers and plotters. It is server
    based so drawings can be processed quickly, without tying up your
    workstation. Look for the free download so you can try it for yourself.

    Lisa
     
    Lisa, Apr 6, 2005
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  9. Nate Hunter

    Nate Hunter Guest

    Great Articles. Is it possible to automate the drag & drop method of the
    DWF Composer. I am trying to make 1 dwf file out of 100 dwf files. It it
    is possible can you point me in the right direction.

    Thanks for your help & keep writing the those articles they are very
    informative.

    Nate
     
    Nate Hunter, Apr 6, 2005
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  10. Not sure, I haven't looked into that. You can look in the composer ng -
    there might be info in there.

    -- Mike
    ___________________________
    Mike Tuersley
    ___________________________
    the trick is to realize that there is no spoon...
     
    Mike Tuersley, Apr 6, 2005
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  11. Nate Hunter

    Nate Hunter Guest

    I have posted there already with no responses. I thought I would try my
    luck here. If you come across something that mey help send me an email.

    Nate
     
    Nate Hunter, Apr 6, 2005
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