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Import .plt file to an external plotter QHV3

TatyanaQTatyanaQ Posts: 6
Hello, Looking for assistance: I have an external  Plotter/cutter QHV3 , trying to send .plt files created in Gerber Accumark  to QHV3 plotter . The message comes up   ".plt file failed to import" . What could be the issue here?  Note: The plotter has ".plt test file " folder  .   they plot/cut  without any problems. 

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  • VasylVasyl Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭
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    Open plt file in notepad and post here some part of this
  • VasylVasyl Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭
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    As you see it's not plt format. Seems like generic.
    Cos you've open Model/Piece plot utility , go to View - plot options (preferences) and set not just plt extension, but set correct format - hpgl.

    If your file is a marker - not piece. Then open Marker plot utility and change format there.
  • VasylVasyl Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭
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    here is a sample of plt/hpgl file:
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    SC0,1000,0,1000;
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  • TatyanaQTatyanaQ Posts: 6
    Hi Vasyl, I have opened the .plt file in notepad and posted the result below. It seems that the file is in some format that the notepad editor can not understand?

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  • TatyanaQTatyanaQ Posts: 6
    Thank you, Vasyl, for your help! I'll try and do  that. Will leave a comment here soon. 
  • TatyanaQTatyanaQ Posts: 6
    Thank you, Vasyl, for you help. your explanation is simple and to the point. It worked. The file was successfully imported. Will be testing the plotter soon 👍🙂
  • TatyanaQTatyanaQ Posts: 6
    this is how mine looks like. Thank you again. 
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