I could still use some help with this problem.

Jon, if you are reading this, could you give me your setup parameters for 
the Datamaster and also what driver did you use?

I have tried many, many combinations of things and while I can get the 
plotter to do a test plot from a command prompt from within winXP, I cannot 
seem to get Protel99SE to plot the schematic that I am working on.

Any suggestions, ANYONE?



At 06:23 PM 2/14/2002, you wrote:
>Hi Jon,
>Thank you for your reply.
>Well, just your saying that yours worked, gives me encouragement.  I don't 
>have a book on this plotter but, through trial and error, I got the thing 
>to accept a command prompt command.  It drew a diagonal line from the 
>command that I sent it.  So, I am thinking that the baud rate is set 
>correctly at 9600 and hardware control, 8 bits, 1 stop bit and no parity 
>(N) as it passes the comm. test okay.
>I am almost certain that it is the setup from within Protel99 SE that I 
>have wrong.  I am using Windows XP and have selected the generic HPGL/2 
>protocol for talking to the plotter.  Is there a special driver for this 
>beast to make it plot?  I have just selected the HPGL/2 from within 
>printer setup in XP.
>Any ideas at all will be very appreciated.
>  for  diAt 05:35 PM 2/14/2002, you wrote:
>>Ros wrote:
>> > Hi folks,
>> >
>> > I am trying to print out a schematic on an HP 5L laser printer and no
>> > matter how I adjust the size, the print is very, very small.  I have
>> > tried  adjusting the size of the layout from A size to E size and still, I
>> > get small print.
>>Are you saying the entire page comes out like a postage stamp, or the
>>net labels and such are too small to read?  I'm assuming this is NOT
>>a PostScript printer (I always use PostScript if at all possible).
>>What printer driver do you have loaded into Windows (and which Windows,
>>for that matter?)
>> > So, I go out and get an HP Draftmaster I Plotter and set Protel up to 
>> print
>> > to a HPGL type of plotter and I can't get anything.  I can send the 
>> plotter
>> > dos commands to make it print test stuff.
>>Hmm, I just got rid of one of those, but it did definitely work.  Now, there,
>>you have RS-232 handshaking and baud rate concerns to be set properly
>>or it won't do much.  I think there is a plotter setup page where you set
>>baud rate and handshaking protocols.
>> > Any idea on where I am going wrong?  Oh, using Protel99 SE.

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