draftmaster rx and Autocad 2000 plotting

draftmaster rx and Autocad 2000 plotting


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Posted by CHUCK NEVILLE on January 28, 2002 at 15:20:22:

Hi,
I have Autocad 2000 and an old Draftmaster RX plotter. It has been a great plotter since I purchased it and still works fine even on 15 foot long full size plots. The upshot is I'd like to keep using it Here's the problem. I have never been able to get R2000 to work with it properly althought it is a supported plotter according to autodesk.

When I first got the new version of Autocad 2000(I've bought every version since R2.8) I spent hours trying to make it work. Ultimately I called and paid autodesk $60 to have them tell me that they didn't know. Subsequently I purchased about $200 worth of aftermarket drivers which I also couldn't make worse. I went through rolls of paper and finally just gave up. For years I have back loaded my files to an old verision of R14 when I need to plot. Guess what? That works fine.

When I use R2000 here is what seems to happen. It will plot one drawing fine. As I spool multiple drawings, however, I run into problems and it is not predicatable. Sometimes I can run two or three drawings fine, and then the next one won't spool up. The following drawing, therefore, plots on top of the last one that was plotted.

I don't know if it is a timeout issue, an end of plot statement or what. I have played with some of these options. The bottom line, however, is that I can't plot with R2000 and I am not comfortable buying an even newer version of the software which may fix the problem or just as likely may make it worse.

Has anyone had any similar problems or better still have they found the solution. Again R14 and every previous version of Autocad have worked just fine.

Thanks for the help
chuck



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