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How to plot/print a .PLT file on a printer?

A - answer You want to print an existing .PLT (or .PRN) file on your printer (or plotter).

Make sure the file was created for your specific printing device (the same model). You can just copy the file to your printer:

COPY /B myfile.plt LPT1:
COPY /B myfile.plt \\server\designjet800  
for a networked plotter.

If you have a networked plotter with TCP/IP interface enabled (e.g. HP DesignJet with HP JetDirect, firmware version 08.03 and higher), you can also use the LPR utility in WinNT/2000/XP (or Unix/Linux):

lpr -S192.168.0.99 -Praw -o l -d myplot.plt
where is your plotter's IP address.

There are also several programs (freeware, shareware) for easier printing of PLT (or PRN) files from the Windows environment (e.g. PrintFile, GoPlot - see, etc.).

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15.4.2002    141301×   FAQ  
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See also:
Tip 9855:Overview of postprocessors available in the CAM software Inventor HSM 2015.
Tip 5728:GoPlot - batch plotting of PLT and PRN files.
Tip 5717:AutoCAD suddenly publishes multiple drawings to a single PLT file.
Tip 4467:How to set background printing/plotting?
Tip 3543:How to convert a .DWG file to the .PLT format?

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