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By Mark Wallace
#166047
Open the .plt file with 'GraphicConverter.' It's been bundled in with other Apple operating software for several years.

If not bundled; it can be located here: http://www.lemkesoft.com/

Open the file, then print as usual, using the 'save as PDF' feature.

I use this every now and then for HP files or other plot files for converting them to PDFs.

Hope this helps.

Mark


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Mac G5 Dual 2.3 Ghz, 1.5 Gb, Mac OSX.4.11, ArchiCAD 12 2782 USA Full + 11, 10, 9 & 7
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Mark R. Wallace AIAa
#166079
If you pay the shareware fee (highly recommended) you can also batch process files. Graphic Converter is perhaps the greatest piece of shareware ever.
By Mark Wallace
#166120
I have version 5.4.1 Rev2 dating back to 2005.

It opens .plt files just fine; Including ones generated the other day.

Edit; just checked the page link above and down the page is;

"HP-GL/2 Vector images. This format is normally used from plotters."


End edit....

Every now and then I get a plt instead of a pdf from a contractor and this program opens them up and displays the graphics just like a pdf.

It's a real 'can-opener!'

Mark



Mac G5 Dual 2.3 Ghz, 1.5 Gb, Mac OSX.4.11, ArchiCAD 12 2782 USA Full + 11, 10, 9 & 7

Mark R. Wallace AIA
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By Mark Wallace
#166202
Ah....in versions of ArchiCAD before V10, where plotmaker was a stand alone program, plt files would not import accept as gibberish if you could get ArchiCAD to open the .plt at all.

Since we no longer use plotmaker, I never thought to try ArchiCAD. In doing so, it appears that Brad's suggestion really works!

ArchiCAD is indeed an interesting graphic utility as well as a CAD/BIM design program.

Mark
#166203
Brad Elliott wrote:Why not just open them in ArchiCAD? Then you can do what you want with them.


:shock: Thanks, Brad.