Solved

Plotter drivers for Calcomp Deskmate 3024

Posted on 2004-09-22
4
1,404 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Can anyone suggest a source for drivers for this plotter (not the Calcomp site which I've already tried).  I did get it working briefly under 98 but a recent upgrade to XP pro has stopped it working. Software in use is AutoCAD LT 2005 and PCB CAD EASYPC by Numberone Systems.

Can anyone help?
0
Comment
Question by:AndrewHB
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:rid
ID: 12127366
0
 

Author Comment

by:AndrewHB
ID: 12137643
Thank you, the first site I have tried and there does not seem to be a reasonable fit for my confi. but the otherlooks more promising.  I'll post an answerwhen I have tried again.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
tkhula earned 250 total points
ID: 12153846
The 'Designmate 3024 plotter' is a standard plotter offered in Autocad 2005.  I can't speak for what is offered in LT.

If the plotter speaks HPGL2, you could try using one of the generic HP drivers that produce that language plot file.  They should be listed under 'Hewlett Packard' in the plotter manager / add a plotter wizard.

You could always try asking the question on the ACAD forums:  http://discussion.autodesk.com/forum.jspa?forumID=137  

maybe that will be helpful. Sorry.. not really up on the LT product.
Sandra
0
 

Author Comment

by:AndrewHB
ID: 12154669
Success!
Correct cable now in use is ordinary DTE-DCE type not null modem.  AutocadLT2005 works OK although paper orientation is a matter of trial and error and is difficult to fathom.

The driver that eventually worked came from the Calagraphic site which I thought I had checked completely for solutions.  The download "PLOTWARE.ZIP" produces a DOS program which works a treat.  XP Pro allows the setup program to work in a DOS window.

I have a problem with EASYPC though,  it produces a program termination window and ends with a memory read error and a consistent hex address so that is one for the excellent tech support line for Numberone Systems.

Thanks both respondents for your interest.  Do you split the points?

Andrew
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This seems to be a very common error related to the Samsung printer driver. First, this is the error we're talking about: Log: System Type: Error Event: 7000 Agent Time: 3:37:24 am 22-Apr-09 Event Time: 6:07:24 pm 21-Apr-09 UTC Source: Se…
Printers have changed substantially in the last 30 or so years, not just in technical capabilities but in cost and usage as well.  Printers were originally used for interfacing with the operator, not necessarily for printing copy or pictures. In …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question