Adding an HP Deskjet 9650 printer to AutoCAD 2000i via the plotter configurator wizard.
Posted on 2011-03-17
My desktop machine crashed and with it, my means to print autocad dwg's to my trusty HP Deskjet printer in 13" x 19" inch paper and all smaller standard sized formats. Luckily I have a laptop machine with ACAD 2000i so my projects are not lost. However, when it comes to printing, I can't because the HP printer, although connected and able to print regular files, it won't print from Autocad because it first needs to be configured as a plotter via the Plotter Configuration, Add plotter wizard. There's a point in the plotter configuration addition where the wizard asks for HP .hdi files, which I assume are present in the printer's original setup disk. The problem is that I don't have this disk, and I have downloaded the latest HP deskjet 9650 driver to no avail. What should be my next step?