The PLT file format does not contain color information. A curve resolution of 0. The Pen selection list contains pens, although not all of the pens may be assigned. Views Read Edit View history. Was this page helpful? This page was last edited on 10 December , at

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Only the outlines of objects are exported to the PLT file format. A curve resolution of 0.

Plotter Driver Capabilities

Type a filename in the File name list box. The original HP-GL language did not support definition of line width, as this parameter was determined by the pens loaded into the plotter.

The PLT file format does not contain color information. AGL plptter implemented on Hewlett-Packard minicomputers to simplify controlling a plotter. The language is formed from a series of two letter codes, followed by optional parameters. Please help improve this article by hpgo citations to reliable sources. The pattern number of a line in a PLT file is translated to a line type pattern. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

In the HPGL options dialog box, adjust any of the settings. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For instance an arc can be drawn on a page by sending the string:. Typical HP-GL files start with a few setup commands, followed by a long string of graphics commands.


A setting of 0. Also, among other improvements a binary hogl format was defined that allowed for smaller files and shorter file transfer times, and the minimal resolution was reduced. This means Arc Absoluteand the parameters place the center of the arc at absolute coordinateson the page, with a starting angle of 50 degrees measured counter-clockwise. Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Outline colors are limited to eight: You can also reset the current Pen Library pen settings to the previously saved settings. AGL commands describe the desired graphics plotting function, which the computer relays as several HP-GL instructions to the plotter.

View, print and convert HP-GL/2, HP-GL, HP-RTL or DXY-GL files.

This format uses a scaling factor of 1, plotter units to 1 inch. HP software Vector graphics Page description languages. This is useful only for exporting PLT files. You can specify the color assigned to a particular pen, so that you can match the original colors of the graphic. When imported into a Corel program, each pen number is assigned a specific color.



It is used in programs such as AutoCAD for printing drawings on plotters. Instead, the various objects in a PLT file have certain pen numbers associated with them. With the advent of the first inkjet plotters, line width for the “pens” specified within the HP-GL files had to be set at the printer so it would know what line width to print for each pen, a cumbersome and error-prone process.

The Pen selection list contains pens, although not all of the pens may be assigned. Corel programs support numerous dotted, dashed, and solid line types of the PLT file format.

You can set a defined pen to the Unused option. The value can be very precise; up to eight decimal places are accepted.