I have purchased a new HP computer with windows 7, installed Autocad 2000lt, and downloaded the update/patch from Autodesk. Autocad 2000lt works perfectly fine until I try to plot, then the 'memory allocation error" pops up from any printer I chose to plot to. I have downloaded all new drivers for the printers, installed and removed Autocad 2000LT and the update/patch repeatedly, contacted HP printer support and have tried to contact Autodesk, with no luck. If I go to the plotter manager and try the Add A Plotter Wizard, when I try to install the printer driver in Autocad the Add a Plotter Wizard crashes. I was running previously on a HP computer with Vista with no problems. I am at a loss as to the solution of this problem, anyone have any suggestions? Thank You.
Thank you for the response. Do you mean using the "system printer" choice in add a plotter wizard? I have tried using both "My Computer" and "system printer" in the wizard with no luck. In "My Computer" it looks for a .hif file in the HP driver, but the HP driver does not have a .hif file, and if using the "system printer" in the wizard it crashes the wizard. On my other computer with Vista I did not setup the printer through the Add a Plotter Wizard and everything worked fine, on this computer I have tried with the wizard and without with no luck, still gives a memory allocation error.
Thank you for the response. I have downloaded the patch repeatedly with no luck. The patch I have been using is the plotupdate.exe on http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
Is there a way to verify that the patch has been applied? I read somewhere that after installing the patch if you type _vernum in command in Autocad 2000LT it should respond, _vernum ="T.1.09". After downloading the patch my command responds, _vernum = "M.1.21m". Does this signify an incorrect patch download?
That's the correct patch: it either installs (Windows process), or it does not (windows error is presented). You cannot install a "wrong" patch, it would never install and let you know why.
There is no wizard to plot to a system driver: you ensure the HIDE SYSTTEM PRINTERS is not checked in OPTIONS command's PLOT tab, then you just PLOT and select it.
You never did say what are you plotting to: many older HP devices require a special "universal' driver from HP, or Vista drivers, not much else works.
FYI, LT2000 is not supported in Win7: that means there will never be a fix for it or it's abilities/lack of from Autodesk, HP, or Microsoft. Ever.
Thank you again for the response. My printers are older HP printers. The large printer is a HP Designjet 500PS 24" printer. With HP's tech support help this morning we got this printer working from the windows 7 computer except in Autocad 2000LT, where it continues to give a memory allocation error. Forgive my lack of knowledge but after looking everywhere I was unable to find the "hide system printers" check box. I believe it is under the TOOLS tab, OPTIONS, in the PLOTTING tab, but there is no check box here to hide the system printers. If I go to FILE, PLOT, PLOT DEVICES, there is a multichoice scroll that shows printers to choose. If my printers show up here does Autocad regard them as system printers? When I try to choose the Designjet here a memory allocation error occurs immediately as do all the printers I have available. If a printer works on this computer system why does it not work through Autocad 2000LT?
On my Vista system computer where the HP Designjet 500ps works with Autocad 2000LT, when I try use the add a plotter wizard it gives the same errors as when trying on the windows 7 system computer. But I am able to print by choosing the printer in PLOT, PLOT DEVICES. No memory allocation error has ever occurred with the Vista system computer. But the add a plotter wizard does not work here either.