Hi Jon,

Thanks for your reply.  I have answered your questions in a previous post 
of which you may not have seen.
The problem occurs whether plotting in color or monochrome.

Ros

At 01:37 PM 2/25/2002, you wrote:
>Ros wrote:
>
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I am having an ongoing problem trying to send a Protel99SE schematic
> > document out to an HP Draftmaster One plotter.  Since the drivers are not
> > inherent in XP, it requires one to utilize a third-party driver and it
> > comes from winline.com   I have added the plotter through adding a new
> > printer to XP.  I have all of the handshaking set correctly.  I can even
> > send a test plot (non-Protel) through a dos shell or command prompt and it
> > plots beautifully.  I can take the schematic document and send it to a
> > laser printer and it prints perfectly although very small.
> >
> > I can get the schematic to plot but it is far, far from complete.  Should I
> > be exporting the Protel schematic document to a file, instead?  If so, what
> > format?
> >
> > Here is how I try to plot my schematic:  I say print, it goes to print or
> > print set-up, I select the Draftmaster plotter that I had added through
> > Control Panel and it begins and plots but, as I said, it is far from 
> useable.
> >
> > I am stumped.  Any help will be most appreciated.
>
>I have not tried pen plotting a schematic.  A one-color laser prited output
>is fine for me.  I do some things to manipulate the schematic so it
>prints out the way I want it.  Generally, I run B sheets to A size laser 
>printer
>
>paper, and it is quite readable either with 300 or 600 DPI printers.
>A C sheet is also readable, but that is pushing it a bit.  If you need larger
>than C sheets, you can print them to multiple pages instead of using the
>"fit to page" option.  We only have PostScript laser printers here by
>choice.  This is not specifically for Protel, but Protel prints are better,
>generally, in PostScript, too.
>
>Schematics have some filled areas that may not translate properly to
>pen plotter output.  What, specifically, were the problems in making the
>pen plotter output?  If the component or sheet objects are missing, I'll
>bet that is the problem.  You might be able to fix it by changing the color
>of these objects, but the driver might be forced to fill the object by
>drawing the whole interior with parallel lines.  This usually tears the
>paper after it becomes soaked.
>
>Jon

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