Help with .ctb and pc3, HP Designjet 750C

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Pet, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. Pet

    Pet Guest

    Hello there:

    I know some autocad and my co-workers almost none.

    We had an old computer with Windows 98, Autocad Lt 2000 and a HP 750c
    Plotter that used to work fine.
    We just got a new computer (XP) and upgraded to Autocad Lt 2004. We
    installed the plotter using the driver on the Autocad cd as suggested, but
    when we try to plot the drawings, it comes
    very light on color, and not the right paper, and the ploter tell us "the
    media is too small".
    I believe it could be pen thickness or configuration.I was told to go to the
    old computer and get the pc3 and ctb file. I did but I don't know how to
    enter them into Autocad. I don't see that option.
    THere was an option to enter a pc2 from Autocad 14 but that is
    not my case.
    I have registered in a school to learn more Autocad but so far we haven't
    got there yet.
    Thank you for your help.

    Pet, Feb 29, 2004
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  2. First: the printer should be installed under windows, otherwise you will
    have a hard time printing to it.
    Second: go to your old pc and search for the pc3 file, it should be
    wandering around there somewhere, copy that to the plotters folder on your
    new pc (take along the pmp file)
    Try if that works.
    If not: make sure the plotter is installed on your pc under windows.
    Run the 'add a plotter wizzard'
    This wil create an pc3 and pmp file for you.
    You should modify or create the ctb file (colortable) to be used.
    If all this is done (gruntwork) the plotter should work as it used to be.

    Jan van de Poel, Mar 1, 2004
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