[sdiy] PLT and HPGL conversion

John Loffink jloffink at austin.rr.com
Sat Sep 11 19:18:39 CEST 2010


  Try Corel Draw Graphics Suite X4 Home and Student edition.  It is an 
older revision than current software but costs $60-100.

Corel seems to have gone to X5 Education Edition for the newest version 
with stringent requirements on school affiliation.

John Loffink



On 9/11/2010 11:43 AM, Altitude wrote:
> Corel is the only one that does it well directly (not free).  The free way
> that I know works is get inkscape, do what you need to do there (i.e. text
> into outlines), save as an SVG file.  Get dia (http://live.gnome.org/Dia),
> open the SVG there, and export as HPGL object.  Dia is similar to visio so
> you can do everything there but a dedicated vector art program is a little
> better suited.
>
> Cheers,
> Raph
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of James R. Coplin
> Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:25 PM
> To: synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> Subject: [sdiy] PLT and HPGL conversion
>
> I'm going nuts.  I can't believe Front Panel Express still only supports
> these import formats.  I can get a file into pretty much any vector format
> *except* these.  The only conversion apps I've found want $200 or so to do
> the conversion which is way out of line.  Anyone know of a util or way to
> convert from any other vector format to either PLT or HPGL?  Any help is as
> always appreciated!  Thanks!
>
> James R. Coplin
>
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