Calcomp 5500 techjet plotter

Hi All,
We have an old Calcomp 5500 plotter that plots very well. We have used it in the past for plotting from autocad 14 which I believe has its own driver. We
recently bought a couple seats of SW and so far can only use the plotter by outputting a .DWG file and then plotting it thru Autocad. Does anyone know of a driver for Windows 2000 that would make possible plots directly from SW? This is my first contact with this newsgroup and I appreciate any help anyone can come up with.
Excel Gear. Inc. (Rosco, Illinois)
Bill Blasdel Rockford, Illinois
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Bill,
Will the 5500 accept HPGL2 ?
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I'm guessing you don't have a Windows driver for it - go to http://www.calgraphinc.com/Support/plotterfils.html and see if it will work. I don't know anything at all about this plotter, but this is my guess. SW should be able to plot to any Windows printer/plotter.
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We have a Techjet 5500 (E size) and plot to Solidworks using the driver from Winline and also the Calcomp drivers themselves. We have to use the Winline driver for D size sheets using the 36"wide roll and the Calcomp driver for E size. For some strange reason, the Calcomp driver won't rotate the plot for plotting a D size drawing in portrait mode and the Winline driver wont rotate the E size drawing to plot in landscape mode. I just downloaded the new Winline demo driver and it would plot the E size correct. The strange thing about this mess is that all of the other cad programs will rotate the D size plots to portrait on the 36" wide roll.
You can download the Calcomp drivers from here http://www.calgraphinc.com/Support/plotterfils.html
You will need to have the postscipt.dll file from your Windows 2000 CD when you install it. Good luck
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Hey,
Thanks guys for the help. We have to move some equipment around before hooking up the 5500 but it looks like, with your help, I've got the drivers I need. Hopefully, everything will go smooth and I won't have to pester you any more about this.
Thanks again,
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Bill Blasdel


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