HPGL Export for SolidWorks is a HPGL plot file export add-in for SolidWorks. This add-in gives SolidWorks the ability to
export geometric data from SolidWorks drawings to HPGL Plot (PLT) files.
HPGL is the Hewlett Packard Graphics Language designed for specifying 2D graphical information for the HP range of plotters. It was not intended as an interchange format but some software suppliers use it as such. HPGL is a command set embedded in the ROM of pen plotters to help reduce the work required by applications programmers to create plotted output. HPGL uses two-letter mnemonics as instructions for drawing lines, circles, text, and simple symbols.
HPGL Export for SolidWorks breaks down SolidWorks drawing objects into pen movements and writes them to the output plot file. HPGL Export for SolidWorks supports the following plotters:
HPGL Export for SolidWorks is very easy to use as it adds a new file type to the SolidWorks File Save As dialog box. To export a PLT file select Save As from the File menu. Select "HPGL Plot Files (*.plt)" from the "File of type" combo box and select a PLT file to export to.