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PLT Export for Rhino - 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)

PLT Export for Rhino - HPGL Plot (.plt) file export plug-in for Rhinoceros
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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.

System Requirements

Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Rhino plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform. 

  • Rhinoceros (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 4.0

  • 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

Please download a fully functional trial of PLT Export for Rhino by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. 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 on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find PLT Export for Rhino extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

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IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get 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).

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.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.



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:

  • PLTExport - Exports a PLT file

  • PLTExportHelp - Displays the PLT Export for Rhino help file

  • PLTExportRegister - Register your copy of PLT Export for Rhino

  • PLTExportAbout - Displays the PLT Export for Rhino about box

 

PLT Export for Rhino - HPGL Plot (.plt) file export plug-in for Rhinoceros
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 a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.
  

Download Product Documentation (PDF)
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.

Customization

If you want PLT Export for Rhino to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the software to suit your needs.

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