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 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *