[PCB_FORUM] Re: Plotting
- From: "Gary MacIndoe" <gary.macindoe@xxxxxxx>
- To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 08:38:19 -0600
MessageHey George, It's good morning now, new day, maybe all will be well (ya think?). Anyway, like Gene, I've had trouble trying to figure out exactly what will be plotted: the preview only shows how it will be plotted with the current settings. The first time I had to plot a full ATX motherboard at 2:1, it took trial and error plotting just the outline. I was sending it to an HP DesignJet 5000. So, here are the settings I settled in on: In Allegro, File -> Setup... - Scaling factor: (I had 2.00) - Auto center - Black and White - Screen contents File -> Plot..., click "Setup...", then in the Print Setup window - choose your plotter - Paper size to "ANSI D - 22 x x34 in." - Orientation to "Landscape" - click "Properties" - Quality to "Max. Quality" - Orientation to "Rotate by 90 degrees" - click "OK" as many times as it takes to send it The above plotter settings probably will not be exactly the same for you, it all depends on the plotter and print driver you have. When I print to the smaller B size laser printer for smaller designs, I still have to play around a bit most of the time. It's all just part of the fun! Good luck! Gary E. MacIndoe PCB Design Engineer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Longmont, Colorado -----Original Message----- From: icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of george.h.patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 6:35 PM To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Plotting Good evening: I have avoided plotting like the plague ever since Cadence "improved" it to the point it doesn't work any more, but I have an EE who wants plots now so I have to try to get it to work. I have tried every combination of settings inside Allegro, tried moving the origin around, tried changing the drawing extents, I still can't get it to plot a 2X size board layer so the full thing is on the paper. Has anyone found the secret to reliably plotting drawings or do I tell this engineer and the product line VP that if he wants plots we better buy Mentor? -- George Patrick Tektronix, Inc. Central Engineering, PCB Design Group P.O. Box 500, M/S 39-512 Beaverton, OR 97077-0001 Phone: 503-627-5272 Fax: 503-627-5587 http://www.tektronix.com http://www.pcb-designer.com It's my opinion, not Tektronix'
- [PCB_FORUM] Plotting
- From: george . h . patrick
- [PCB_FORUM] Plotting