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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?
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An example of how to plot a PLT file can be found at the following URL:

http://www.carlsonsw.com/support/sendplot.htm
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Thanks!
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When you create a plt file, you have a specific plotter described in AutoCAD.  At some other facility the plotting device may be different.  What happens if the place doing the plotting has a little different model of inkjet plotter?  Or is it generic enough postscript that it doesn't matter?
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I assigned the plot action like the tutorial, but it didn't plot.  It might be because the .plt file was created for one model of designjet, and the designjet at site2 is a different model.  
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This is a great application for plotting any PLT, TIF, CAL, PS ...to a ploter
http://www.lerup.com/printfile/
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