PLT Export for SolidWorks is a HPGL Plot PLT file export add-in for SolidWorks®. This add-in gives SolidWorks the ability to export geometric data from a SolidWorks drawing document to a HPGL PLT file.
PLT Export for SolidWorks reads curve data from a SolidWorks drawing document and converts it into corresponding pen movements in a HPGL Plot file.
PLT Export for SolidWorks 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 SolidWorks is designed to work with the following versions of SolidWorks:
- SolidWorks 2010 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2009 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2008 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2007
- SolidWorks 2006
- SolidWorks 2005
- SolidWorks 2004
- SolidWorks 2003
- SolidWorks 2001 Plus
- SolidWorks 2001
- SolidWorks 2000
PLT Export for SolidWorks is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SolidWorks and adds a new submenu called "PLTExport" to the SolidWorks menu.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for SolidWorks add-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
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- SolidWorks (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2000, 2001, 2001 Plus, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
- Operating System (32 Bit only): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends.Back to Top
Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
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- Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement.
- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
Installation & Usage
Since PLT Export for SolidWorks is an add-in for SolidWorks, it must be loaded into the SolidWorks environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the PLT Export for SolidWorks ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-in file into SolidWorks, Simply click on the menu items in the "PLTExport" sub menu to run these new commands.
The 'PLTExport' menu consists of the following commands:
- Export - Export objects to a PLT file
- Help - Display the PLT Export for SolidWorks help file
- Register - Register your copy of PLT Export for SolidWorks
- About - Display the PLT Export for SolidWorks About box
The PLTExport submenu
PLT Export for SolidWorks 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.