Plotting from plot file in AutoCAD
Posted on 2004-09-30
Site 1 has an installation of AutoCAD 2004 but no working plotter. SIte 2 has a working Plotter (HP Designjet & PC network) but not the right version of AutoCAD (2004). If I plot to file (.plt files), and take this file to site 2, how do I send a .plt file to the Designjet from Windows?
I did this once years ago, to a laser printer. A vendor had some picture of a simple circuit board he created using some specialized old software. So the native file would do me no good. He plotted it to file and sent me the .plt file. I think I just used a dos command to send it to the laserjet, and it worked. I dread trying to do a dos command to a designjet over the network though. How would you plot from a .plt file?