Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Erik A. Rash, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. Erik A. Rash

    Erik A. Rash Guest

    Howdy folks:

    For the past year or so I've been making PLT files instead of plotting
    directly to the plotters. To plot these files, I would use the CAMMAND
    PROMPT method such as:


    This has been working wonderfully!

    Now we have upgraded our computer from the NT 4.0 os to XP Pro.
    Additionally, we have upgraded to AutoCAD 2004 from AutoCAD 2000 & 2002.

    The problem I have is now when I use the same command prompt method to send
    the PLT files to the plotters, I get all sorts of phantom plots that show up
    in the printer que. These phantom files seem to vary in behavior too.
    Sometimes there is only 1 or 2 per real file, sometimes there are 3 or 4 for
    each. Sometimes these phantom files go away between real files and merley
    slow down the printing, other times they completely plug up the printer and
    hault the sending of additional files.

    Is there any way to fix this????

    I've tried using the command:
    print *.plt \\server\plotter
    this did not work.

    Any suggestion?

    Thanks a Ton!
    Erik A. Rash, Jan 7, 2004
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  2. Erik A. Rash

    Nico Bruin Guest


    Maybe you can help me with the next item.

    I've a cuttertable of 3.5 meter by 2.5 meter. The software accept PLT-files.
    Now I'm drawing in AutoCad 2000. This drawings are to big in dimentions to
    use a normal printerdriver and to make a print to file-document (or you
    maybe know a printerdriver who accept these dimentions).

    The only way it works now is to save as AutoCad-file and open it in
    CorelDraw. Then in Coreldraw I can export the file to a PLT-file. Only the
    dimentions are not correct anymore. I need now 2 drawing programs and I like
    to use AutoCad.

    Can I use this Print file program to create this PLT-files with these big
    dimentions without using a printerdriver?

    Already thanks for your help.

    Nico Bruin, Jan 10, 2004
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