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Re: Export PDF: Shaded Geometry as Wireframe even if checkbox not selected

Experimenter
Experimenter

How we can export .plt drawing files?

Re: Export PDF: Shaded Geometry as Wireframe even if checkbox not selected

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

what kind of data is supposed to be in a PLT file?

 

I'm thinking HPGL, but you might be thinking something else...

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Export PDF: Shaded Geometry as Wireframe even if checkbox not selected

Experimenter
Experimenter

Yes, we need to export HPGL format.

 

THX

Re: Export PDF: Shaded Geometry as Wireframe even if checkbox not selected

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi @Uco ,

 

Below post might be helpful to you:

 

convert CGM file to HPGL file format using cgm2hpgl2.dll

Regards,
Samadhan

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Re: Export PDF: Shaded Geometry as Wireframe even if checkbox not selected

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

If you want to play with the plotting (not printing) software setup, you could create a "plot to HPGL file" queue

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Export PDF: Shaded Geometry as Wireframe even if checkbox not selected

Experimenter
Experimenter

 


@Ken_A wrote:

If you want to play with the plotting (not printing) software setup, you could create a "plot to HPGL file" queue


Yes, I need to send an HPGL file of our drawings to my customer. And I want to automate this export.

Re: Export PDF: Shaded Geometry as Wireframe even if checkbox not selected

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I set up (in plotting admin tool) queue like this

(replace paths as appropriate)

MODEL:model.png

 

Printer:

printer.png

 

.BAT file

Note we use .hpp as the extension for HPGL files, I believe you can just replace it with .plt

@echo off
REM	
REM	Program to "Post process" NX plots that were sent to the "Release" queue
REM	
REM	KG Akerboom	25-Apr-2006	Initial release 
REM	
REM	
REM	
set PLOT_HPGL_OUTPUT_DIR=C:\Where\You\Want\Your\File
If NOT Exist %PLOT_HPGL_OUTPUT_DIR% mkdir %PLOT_HPGL_OUTPUT_DIR%

set In_File=%1
set NX_File=%In_File:"=%

If Exist "%NX_File%" Copy "%NX_File%" "%PLOT_HPGL_OUTPUT_DIR%\*.hpp"

rem Pause
Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Export PDF: Shaded Geometry as Wireframe even if checkbox not selected

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom
I think the case that Cowski mentions is that when a sheet containing shaded views is exported to PDF, NX will render static images in these views. The background ( inside the view border) is not transparent but white. If or when these images overlap, the top image's white backround will obscure the view-s beneath.
In critical cases this can be cured by opening the PDF in say Incscape or other editor capable of applying transparency to an image in a pdf. Select the images and make the background transparent.

Regards,
Tomas