HPGL Plot (.plt) file export plug-in for Rhinoceros
PLT Export for Rhino is a HPGL Plot (.plt) file export plug-in for Rhinoceros. This plug-in gives Rhino the ability to export curves to a HPGL plot file.
PLT Export for Rhino reads curve data from a Rhino model and converts it into corresponding pen movements in a HPGL Plot file.
PLT Export for Rhino supports the following HP plotters:
- Hewlett-Packard 7475A
- Hewlett-Packard 7550A
- Hewlett-Packard 7580B
- Hewlett-Packard 7585B
- Hewlett-Packard 7586B
- Hewlett-Packard Draftmaster 1 (7595A)
- Hewlett-Packard Draftmaster 2 (7596A)
- Hewlett-Packard Draftpro (7570A)
- Hewlett-Packard Draftpro-DXL (7575A)
- Hewlett-Packard Draftpro-EXL (7576A)
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PLT Export for Rhino is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy to understand. It adds new commands to Rhino and also a new submenu called "PLTExport" which houses these commands.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Rhino plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
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- Rhinoceros (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
Download & Purchase
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Installation & Usage
Since PLT Export for Rhino is a plug-in, PLT Export for Rhino is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into the Rhino environment. If automatic loading fails there are manual loading instructions in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "PLTExport" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands. Truly software made simple!
The 'PLTExport' submenu consists of the following commands:
The PLTExport submenu
PLT Export for Rhino comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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The PLT File Format
HPGL is the Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language designed for specifying 2D graphical information for the HP range of plotters. It was not intended as an interchange format but some software suppliers use it as such. HPGL is a command set embedded in the ROM of pen plotters to help reduce the work required by applications programmers to create plotted output. HPGL uses two-letter mnemonics as instructions for drawing lines, circles, text, and simple symbols. HPGL is the primary printer control language used by Hewlett-Packard plotters. It later became a standard for almost all plotters.Back to Top
Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.