in color from Windows is a complex ballet
of application software, the printer driver, and even the video driver."
- PC Magazine
Windows Plotting That Works since
No problems running Windows 95/98, ME, NT4, 2000/2003
XP, Win, Vista,
for all Pen
Plotters, Raster Plotters, Vinyl Cutters and Engravers
you experienced problems plotting from Windows CAD programs? Would you
like get reliable, efficient output from your HPGL, HPGL/2, DMPL, PCL
or HP-RTL vector device when you use the latest versions of Windows software?
WinLINE has been engineered
by vector driver experts to drive your plotter, cutter or engraver efficiently
from popular Windows applications and to create efficient HPGL files
suitable for document management systems and downstream usage.
Please, note what HP
& Autodesk say:
You can read in some
HP Support Pages:
Pen Plotters and Inkjet Plotters
Regarding Microsoft Windows HP-GL WinLINE Driver
WinLINE driver is an
altenative driver that can be used in
place of the drivers that ships with Microsoft
Windows or in place of
the Hewlett-Packard written drivers.
supports most of Hewlett-Packard pen printers, and HP DesignJet
is a driver?
(Hp support page)
You can read in these Autodesk
works with the following characteristics:
& OLE Compatibility
are several reasons for not using
the Windows driver provided by Microsoft, these include:
of bounds pens movements
line style and line width
resolution affecting curve smoothness
text sizing, positioning and/or rotation
does not fit on the sheet
with mixed files vector+raster, OLE objects
"...in CAD Forums I find many messages from users that are
missing or having bad results with OLE object (from Word and Excel
they say) printing drawings from Autocad...."
In AutoCAD, sometime people
want to put a spreadsheet or a text document in the middle of their
drawing, next to their CAD diagram.
For example, the diagram is a picture of an engine, they might want
to include a table or a graph from Excel which shows the power output
of the engine at different RPM.
AutoCAD is bad for drawing
tables and graphs, but Excel is very good. For that reason, AutoCAD
lets you include an Excel spreadsheet or chart inside of the AutoCAD
drawing. The spreadsheet document is linked to the AutoCAD drawing.
On the screen, they look like one. In that case, the spreadsheet is
an OLE object.
OLE = Object Linking and
On the screen the spreadsheet
looks good. But when AutoCAD prints using its own internal printer
driver, the spreadsheet is blank.
The AutoCAD print driver can only print the AutoCAD diagram - it cannot
print the Excel spreadsheet because it does not work with Excel.
WinLINE works with both AutoCAD and Excel, so it will print everything
just like it appears on screen.
From an Autocad
important considerations when finding a driver, is to consider the
type of printer you have, the AutoCAD version, and
the Operating System.
For example, you would need a specific driver for an HP DesignJet
200 plotter for AutoCAD 14 in Windows NT.
In other words, this particular driver would probably not work
for an other HP DesignJet plotter model, or running in AutoCAD
2000 or in other Windows version"
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