Looking for plot data files

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Fri Aug 22 04:05:00 2003

  It was. I'd suggest looking for an old copy of AutoCad. That will give
you something to drive the plotters with and a bunch of interesting demo
plots. I'm not sure if AutoCad used a dongle or not but check the docs and
make sure that you get it if it requires it.

   FWIW I used to have a HP 7550 serial plotter connected to my PC. Windows
3.1 even had a printer driver for it. I could create text documents using
MS Word and even highlight areas in it IN VARIOUS COLORS and then "print"
it on the plotter. It was amazing to watch it write all the text. It would
even switch pens automaticly to write the various colors of text. You
couldn't use it for graphics with areas of solid colors but for line
drawings, including text, it was fine.


At 04:05 AM 8/22/03 -0400, you wrote:
>I think the "cut-away drawing of the space shuttle" was a demo .dxf
>file that came with AutoCad.
>Best Regards
>At 09:46 AM 8/22/03 +0200, you wrote:
>>We have a couple of large format plotters in working order. One is an HP
>>A3 plotter the other a very large Calcomp. I thought it would be nice to
>>show these actually working and am searching for plot files of the classic
>>pictures, for example the cut-away drawing of the space shuttle.
>>Anyone know where such data files might be found?
>> -- hbp
Received on Fri Aug 22 2003 - 04:05:00 BST

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