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*Pasquarelli, Joel
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.plt files

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12-12-2002 09:43 PM
Does anyone know of a way to take approx 10,000 .dwg files and run a utility
to print .plt files from each of them? I am sure there is a way to write a
VB scrip to do this but I was hoping that maybe there was an ACAD utility
that could already perform this. I was thinking it would be something like
the LT Dwg Update utility.

Thank you.

JP
*Turvill, Paul
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Re: .plt files

12-13-2003 10:19 PM in reply to: *Pasquarelli, Joel
No VB needed. Just a plain script (*.scr) will do it. But, out of curiosity,
why in the world would you need 10,000 .plt files?
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"Joel Pasquarelli" wrote in message
news:2087CBCCECBB811D8257A002ADE32796@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Does anyone know of a way to take approx 10,000 .dwg files and run a
utility
> to print .plt files from each of them? I am sure there is a way to write
a
> VB scrip to do this but I was hoping that maybe there was an ACAD utility
> that could already perform this. I was thinking it would be something
like
> the LT Dwg Update utility.
*Pasquarelli, Joel
Message 3 of 5 (100 Views)

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12-13-2003 10:19 PM in reply to: *Pasquarelli, Joel
We currently have that many drawings stored as .dwg files. In place of
purchasing a CAD software or using VoloView (which does not work well with
all of our computers, I was going to propose a solution of saving a dwg and
plt file that anyone could send to our printers. I am always open to other
options, I am just trying to help save the company money and provide a way
for anyone in the building to be able to print CAD drawings. Where could I
find some information on writing the script you refer to?

Thanks for your reply,

JP
"Paul Turvill" wrote in message
news:EE3C6677C8DDCC20D4CDB299DAA4D08B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> No VB needed. Just a plain script (*.scr) will do it. But, out of
curiosity,
> why in the world would you need 10,000 .plt files?
> ___
>
> "Joel Pasquarelli" wrote in message
> news:2087CBCCECBB811D8257A002ADE32796@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Does anyone know of a way to take approx 10,000 .dwg files and run a
> utility
> > to print .plt files from each of them? I am sure there is a way to
write
> a
> > VB scrip to do this but I was hoping that maybe there was an ACAD
utility
> > that could already perform this. I was thinking it would be something
> like
> > the LT Dwg Update utility.
>
>
*Turvill, Paul
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12-13-2003 10:19 PM in reply to: *Pasquarelli, Joel
You'd be better advised to use a more universal format, like PDF. What
happens once you've committed 10,000 drawings to .plt files formatted for
one of your current printers, and that device breaks down, wears out, or
just gets replaced with a newer, better model that's incompatible with your
old one?

In any case, do a search for Batch Plotting Utilities -- there are a number
of them out there.
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"Joel Pasquarelli" wrote in message
news:9D402B5548F18227DF66712D2E92C749@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> We currently have that many drawings stored as .dwg files. In place of
> purchasing a CAD software or using VoloView (which does not work well with
> all of our computers, I was going to propose a solution of saving a dwg
and
> plt file that anyone could send to our printers. I am always open to
other
> options, I am just trying to help save the company money and provide a way
> for anyone in the building to be able to print CAD drawings. Where could
I
> find some information on writing the script you refer to?
*Pasquarelli, Joel
Message 5 of 5 (100 Views)

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12-13-2003 10:19 PM in reply to: *Pasquarelli, Joel
Thanks for the tip. I hadn't thought of that and it makes a whole lot of
sense!


"Paul Turvill" wrote in message
news:A5C913E16E5059B2138B35A989B9C22B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> You'd be better advised to use a more universal format, like PDF. What
> happens once you've committed 10,000 drawings to .plt files formatted for
> one of your current printers, and that device breaks down, wears out, or
> just gets replaced with a newer, better model that's incompatible with
your
> old one?
>
> In any case, do a search for Batch Plotting Utilities -- there are a
number
> of them out there.
> ___
>
> "Joel Pasquarelli" wrote in message
> news:9D402B5548F18227DF66712D2E92C749@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > We currently have that many drawings stored as .dwg files. In place of
> > purchasing a CAD software or using VoloView (which does not work well
with
> > all of our computers, I was going to propose a solution of saving a dwg
> and
> > plt file that anyone could send to our printers. I am always open to
> other
> > options, I am just trying to help save the company money and provide a
way
> > for anyone in the building to be able to print CAD drawings. Where
could
> I
> > find some information on writing the script you refer to?
>
>

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