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*Gould, Darryl
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Plot Files

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12-15-2001 03:18 AM
I drafted a fairly complex floor plan and used a HPDraftPro DXL print driver
to plot it to a .plt file. When I got my plot printed out at the local
store, my vertically aligned text was now horizontally aligned. I used a
viewer and found that when I create the plot file it is changing the
alignments. I tried a few other drivers, HP7585 and HPDraftPro EXL with the
same results.

Anybody have any suggestions or have experienced this?

Thanks
*Gould, Darryl
Message 2 of 7 (132 Views)

Re: Plot Files

12-26-2001 06:47 PM in reply to: *Gould, Darryl
In researching some past discussions, the Winline Drivers seem to be
recommended for plotting files. As the cost is around $200.00, that seems
to be an expensive fix . Isn't somebody successfully plotting files with a
low cost or no cost driver out there?

"Darryl Gould" wrote in message
news:2159BEC0C7F45BAD1EB79DF340FF402C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I drafted a fairly complex floor plan and used a HPDraftPro DXL print
driver
> to plot it to a .plt file. When I got my plot printed out at the local
> store, my vertically aligned text was now horizontally aligned. I used a
> viewer and found that when I create the plot file it is changing the
> alignments. I tried a few other drivers, HP7585 and HPDraftPro EXL with
the
> same results.
>
> Anybody have any suggestions or have experienced this?
>
> Thanks
>
>
*Rafuse, L.
Message 3 of 7 (132 Views)

Re: Plot Files

12-26-2001 10:56 PM in reply to: *Gould, Darryl
I have had good luck using the HP 750 drivers. When I used the HP500 drivers,
my plots did not look very good. The print shop that you are using should have
recommendations for drivers that work with their plotter or plot software.

You can always try another print shop too. It is always nice to have a handy
print shop but with next day delivery your print shop can be on the other side
of the country and you can still get prints quickly.

--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering

Darryl Gould wrote:

> I drafted a fairly complex floor plan and used a HPDraftPro DXL print driver
> to plot it to a .plt file. When I got my plot printed out at the local
> store, my vertically aligned text was now horizontally aligned. I used a
> viewer and found that when I create the plot file it is changing the
> alignments. I tried a few other drivers, HP7585 and HPDraftPro EXL with the
> same results.
>
> Anybody have any suggestions or have experienced this?
>
> Thanks
*Gould, Darryl
Message 4 of 7 (132 Views)

Re:

12-27-2001 02:15 AM in reply to: *Gould, Darryl
Thanks for the info. What OS are you using? I tried the 750 under Win98
and it came out looking a little scattered; I was wondering if it worked
better under a different OS......


"L. Rafuse" wrote in message
news:3C2B36BA.EDC6EBE@wn.net...
> I have had good luck using the HP 750 drivers. When I used the HP500
drivers,
> my plots did not look very good. The print shop that you are using should
have
> recommendations for drivers that work with their plotter or plot software.
>
> You can always try another print shop too. It is always nice to have a
handy
> print shop but with next day delivery your print shop can be on the other
side
> of the country and you can still get prints quickly.
>
> --
> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering
>
> Darryl Gould wrote:
>
> > I drafted a fairly complex floor plan and used a HPDraftPro DXL print
driver
> > to plot it to a .plt file. When I got my plot printed out at the local
> > store, my vertically aligned text was now horizontally aligned. I used
a
> > viewer and found that when I create the plot file it is changing the
> > alignments. I tried a few other drivers, HP7585 and HPDraftPro EXL with
the
> > same results.
> >
> > Anybody have any suggestions or have experienced this?
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
>
>
>
>
*Rafuse, L.
Message 5 of 7 (132 Views)

Re:

12-27-2001 04:11 AM in reply to: *Gould, Darryl
Win 98 SE.

What plotter is your print shop using? That should be the best driver to use.
--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering

Darryl Gould wrote:

> Thanks for the info. What OS are you using? I tried the 750 under Win98
> and it came out looking a little scattered; I was wondering if it worked
> better under a different OS......
>
> "L. Rafuse" wrote in message
> news:3C2B36BA.EDC6EBE@wn.net...
> > I have had good luck using the HP 750 drivers. When I used the HP500
> drivers,
> > my plots did not look very good. The print shop that you are using should
> have
> > recommendations for drivers that work with their plotter or plot software.
> >
> > You can always try another print shop too. It is always nice to have a
> handy
> > print shop but with next day delivery your print shop can be on the other
> side
> > of the country and you can still get prints quickly.
> >
> > --
> > Len Rafuse
> > Vision Engineering
> >
> > Darryl Gould wrote:
> >
> > > I drafted a fairly complex floor plan and used a HPDraftPro DXL print
> driver
> > > to plot it to a .plt file. When I got my plot printed out at the local
> > > store, my vertically aligned text was now horizontally aligned. I used
> a
> > > viewer and found that when I create the plot file it is changing the
> > > alignments. I tried a few other drivers, HP7585 and HPDraftPro EXL with
> the
> > > same results.
> > >
> > > Anybody have any suggestions or have experienced this?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
*Gould, Darryl
Message 6 of 7 (132 Views)

Re:

12-27-2001 08:22 AM in reply to: *Gould, Darryl
My print shop is using the HPDesignJet 650. I tried that and looked at the
plt file through a viewer and it was still messed up. I am beginning to
think it is something else. Either that or my viewer is not working
properly.

Thanks for the response.

"L. Rafuse" wrote in message
news:3C2B8067.38F8C24E@wn.net...
> Win 98 SE.
>
> What plotter is your print shop using? That should be the best driver to
use.
> --
> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering
>
> Darryl Gould wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the info. What OS are you using? I tried the 750 under
Win98
> > and it came out looking a little scattered; I was wondering if it worked
> > better under a different OS......
> >
> > "L. Rafuse" wrote in message
> > news:3C2B36BA.EDC6EBE@wn.net...
> > > I have had good luck using the HP 750 drivers. When I used the HP500
> > drivers,
> > > my plots did not look very good. The print shop that you are using
should
> > have
> > > recommendations for drivers that work with their plotter or plot
software.
> > >
> > > You can always try another print shop too. It is always nice to have
a
> > handy
> > > print shop but with next day delivery your print shop can be on the
other
> > side
> > > of the country and you can still get prints quickly.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Len Rafuse
> > > Vision Engineering
> > >
> > > Darryl Gould wrote:
> > >
> > > > I drafted a fairly complex floor plan and used a HPDraftPro DXL
print
> > driver
> > > > to plot it to a .plt file. When I got my plot printed out at the
local
> > > > store, my vertically aligned text was now horizontally aligned. I
used
> > a
> > > > viewer and found that when I create the plot file it is changing the
> > > > alignments. I tried a few other drivers, HP7585 and HPDraftPro EXL
with
> > the
> > > > same results.
> > > >
> > > > Anybody have any suggestions or have experienced this?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
>
>
*Gould, Darryl
Message 7 of 7 (132 Views)

Re:

12-27-2001 09:45 AM in reply to: *Gould, Darryl
Well I might have found my problem. If my font size is smaller than 0.2",
it does not seem to come out correctly using the 650, or the 750, but
otherwise it is working great now. Thanks again for the suggestions.
"L. Rafuse" wrote in message
news:3C2B8067.38F8C24E@wn.net...
> Win 98 SE.
>
> What plotter is your print shop using? That should be the best driver to
use.
> --
> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering
>
> Darryl Gould wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the info. What OS are you using? I tried the 750 under
Win98
> > and it came out looking a little scattered; I was wondering if it worked
> > better under a different OS......
> >
> > "L. Rafuse" wrote in message
> > news:3C2B36BA.EDC6EBE@wn.net...
> > > I have had good luck using the HP 750 drivers. When I used the HP500
> > drivers,
> > > my plots did not look very good. The print shop that you are using
should
> > have
> > > recommendations for drivers that work with their plotter or plot
software.
> > >
> > > You can always try another print shop too. It is always nice to have
a
> > handy
> > > print shop but with next day delivery your print shop can be on the
other
> > side
> > > of the country and you can still get prints quickly.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Len Rafuse
> > > Vision Engineering
> > >
> > > Darryl Gould wrote:
> > >
> > > > I drafted a fairly complex floor plan and used a HPDraftPro DXL
print
> > driver
> > > > to plot it to a .plt file. When I got my plot printed out at the
local
> > > > store, my vertically aligned text was now horizontally aligned. I
used
> > a
> > > > viewer and found that when I create the plot file it is changing the
> > > > alignments. I tried a few other drivers, HP7585 and HPDraftPro EXL
with
> > the
> > > > same results.
> > > >
> > > > Anybody have any suggestions or have experienced this?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
>
>
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