HPGL/Vector/Image Viewer PloViewVer.10.04 Update
 Apr. 03, 2016 

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 Open file
 Display command
 Thumbnail display
 Setup of pen
 Text font
 Measurement of distance between lines, and angle
 Line connection search
 Surface search
 Text search
 Output to printer, plotter
 Various file outputs
 Comment function
 Operation conditions
 Licensing fee
 Flow to trial, order, and use
 Latest upgrade history

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 PloView is viewer for viewing drawing of HPGL/Vector/image file.
 And, since PloView has about the same powerful input editing function as 2D-CAD, you divert drawing of design and can create another drawing easily.
(1) File: Support to many file formats
            Black / white and color copy to clipboard.
     Notes: It is necessary to install free software "Teigha File Converter" at
            input and output of DWG file.
(2) Display
 - High-speed display of vector drawing, and many commands about display
 - Color and width change of line, “black and white” / “color” change,
   background color change, pen ON/OFF
 - Display mode (Copy/Merge/Xor/data) change
 - Rotation, mirror, grid displaying
 - Thumbnail display
 - Multi-page correspondence
 - Vector font / TrueType font change of text font
(3) Request
 - Measurement function of coordinates, length, area, line width, and angle
 - Search text
 - Connected line search, the total line length measurement
(4) Edit drawing (Comment function)
 * File:
     - New create
     - Input file of (1)
     - Save to file of (1)
 * Insert:
   Figure kind:
     Polyline, Arc, Circle, Horizontal line, Vertical line, Slanting line,
     Opposite side angle line, Regular polygon, Ellipse, Offset line,
     Free curve, Cloud shape line, Spline, Surface, Rectangle, Long circle,
     Text, Bitmap, Macro,
     Dimension (Horizontal, Vertical, Parallel, Angle, Radius, Diameter)
   Insert Coodinates at Key, Insert Same Point, Next Same Point,
   Insert-Grid ON/OFF"
 * Set:
   Layer: 1..20, Set property
 * Edit:
   Select (individual, rectangular area, polygon area selecting),
   Move copy, Delete, Divide/Delete/Move/RouteChange polyline section,
   Delete line in selected area boundary, Trim, Change property,
   Change vertex R, Chamfer, Connect Line, Rotate copy, Scale Up/Down copy,
   Macro-izing, Macro breakup, ReDo, UnDo

Open file

File to open:
(1) View file : file to see
(2) Comment file : file CMT to edit

- Check ON
  When selected file is view file, it can convert to comment and edit.
  Don't display view file.
- Check OFF
  Open in order to see, when selected file is view file.
  In addition, comment can be added to view file in piles.
- Check ON and OFF
  When comment file is specified, it opens as a comment and can edit.

PreView mode
 When this check mark is applied, it will be opened whenever it selects file of file list, and will be displayed on the whole screen.
 It is convenient to see plural files continuously.
 When check mark is removed, don't open until the Open button is pushed.

 When this check mark is applied and drawing file consists of multi-pages, it will be divided and read into two or more pages as a multi-page.
 When this check mark is removed and drawing file consists of multi-pages, all the pages will be read into the 1st page in piles.

Display command

The following abundant displaying operations are possible.
. Mouse Operation
Mouse operation Function
Mouse left button click Whole display
Mouse right button click Display pop up menu of often used command
Mouse left button drug Setup of zoom display area
Mouse right button drug Zoom display
Mouse middle button drug Dynamic shift display
Mouse middle button double click Whole display
Mouse wheel other-side rotation Dynamic expansion display
Mouse wheel this-side rotation Dynamic reduction display

Keyboard operation
Keyboard oparation Function
Shift key Drug ON
Ctrl key Drug OFF
Right arrow -> key Shift-to-the-right display
Left arrow <- key Shift-to-the-left display
Up arrow key Top shift display
Down arrow key Bottom shift display
Home key Whole display
PageUp key Zoom-in display
PageDown key Zoom down display

3.Menu operation
  Whole displaying
  Zoom window
  Zoom up
  Zoom down
  Zoom copy area displaying
  Zoom windows 1-5
  Shift displaying
  Drug mode
  Rotation displaying
  Mirror displaying
  Grid displaying
  Multi-page change

Thumbnail display

Change of "page", "thumbnail", and "thumbnail + page" can be performed.
Thumbnail displays all files under folder having selected drawing file.
                        Thumbnail and page display screen

Setup of pen
Usually, although displayed with color of pen and line width in drawing data, it is changeable with setup of pen.

* Input pen
 When this pen number is gray display, it is shown that this pen is not inputted into drawing data, and it is shown in case of bright display that this pen is inputted into drawing data.
 Display of this pen can turn OFF by removing check mark.

* Color is changed when pen color is same color as background
 When it draws with pen of the same color as background color, picture will disappear.
 When this check mark is checked, and background color and drawing pen are black, drawing pen will be changed white and will be drawn.
 When background color and drwaing pen are except black, set drwaing pen black and draw it.
 When input files are DXF, DWG, and IGES file, recommend check ON for this.
 In the case of GEBER file, recommend check OFF.
 Please refer to Subject and solution about color.

* Line DrawMode, Fill DrawMode
 Select "Copy" to see by over-writing.
 Select "Merge" to see overlap part by color mixing.
 Select "Xor", when making not visible place with which figure has overlapped.
 When following command of drawing data, select "Command in data."

* Setup of background color
  Screen background color:
    It becomes the color of pen No. specified by background pen No.
  Background color at the time of outputs, such as printer, and TIFF, PDF:
    It is usually white. If the check mark "This background color is used with
    output" is attached, it will become the color of pen No. specified by
    background pen No.

* Setup of foreground color
  Priority 1:
    If it is set as monochrome display mode, it will become black and white.
  Priority 2:
    "Ignore PC (pen color) command" check mark is removed, it will become the
    color of PC command of drawing data.
    Priority 3 will be applied if there is no PC command in drawing data.
  Priority 3:
    It becomes the color set up for every pen.

* Setup of line width
  Priority 1:
    It is displayed with the line width of No. 16 pen that it sets up for
    "Set to mode: all line width is 16th pen."
  Priority 2:
    "Ignore PW (pen width) command" check mark is removed, it will become the
    line width of PW command of drawing data.
    Priority 3 will be applied if there is no PW command in drawing data.
  Priority 3:
    It becomes the pen width set up for every pen.

Set to black and white mode OFF and background color as black

Set to black and white mode ON and background color as black

Set to black and white mode ON and background color as white
Text font
Windows font and Vector font can be selected.
Measurement of distance between lines, and angle
The following figure shows result after specifying P1 point and P2 point of Drawing data.
Line connection search
Line connected with specified line of vector drawing data can be searched. Search results are displayed on screen as the specified color. Since these search results are memorized temporarily, it will disappear, if it performs clearing search results or ending this program, or it searches connection of the next line, or it opens another file etc. If it is while having memorized, displaying, printer output, PDF output, DXF output, and clipboard copy can be performed for search results. The total line segment length of connected line who searched is displayed. Area is displayed that connected line has closed.

Search condition setup

Line is recognized to bring mouse cursor to line.
If mouse button is clicked here, continuous line is searched, and color is changed and displayed as shown next figure.

  Surface search  
  Surface can be searched when you click closed line with the mouse left button. Surface is smeared away and search results are displayed on screen as color specified in "Surface color". Area of surface searched in dialog is displayed.
Text search
Letter string of LB (label) command of HPGL data is searched, and it expands and displays on middle of the screen.
Output to printer, plotter
It can output to Windows printer or HPGL plotter.
It can preview before output.
If file is selected as output destination with plotter output, the following HPGL files can be obtained.
- HPGL file which changed scale, angle, and mirror ON/OFF
- HPGL file of expansion area
- HPGL file which made comment and HPGL file one

Various file outputs
It can output to PDF, DXF, DWG, TIFF, JPEG, Bitmap, PCX, FPX, GIF, PNG, IGES, SXF, WMF, PS, EPS, SVG, XPS, PCL and EMF file.
Overprint is supported with PDF output.

* AutoScale
 When this check mark is applied, OutScale will be automatically set up so that drawing area may fill paper area except PaperSpace.
 It becomes impossible to set up "OutScale" at this time.

* OutScale
 When check mark of "AutoScale" is OFF, it is effective, and specify scale factor to output in 0.01-100.0.
 Since case where output drawing size exceeds paper size will occur when this scale factor becomes large, cautions are required.
 In this case, message of "* Over Size !" is displayed on Output Plot Size field.

* Set Paper Size
 Specify paper size to output.
 Vertical and horizontal designation can be performed from A0 to A4 of A series size.
 When Atypical is specified, paper width and height can be specified in "Atypical Width" and "Atypical Height" field.
 When Drawing area+Margin is specified, area which contained "PaperSpace" in drawing area of the specified "OutScale" will become paper size.
D esignation of AutoPaperSelect will select the optimal paper size (A4/A3/A2/A1/A0) from area which added "PaperSpace" to drawing area of the specified "OutScale" automatically.
 And select vertical/horizontal one automatically.

* Support overprint with PDF output
 When "Line DrawMode" and "Fill DrawMode" are specified as "Merge" with Set-Pen menu and "CMYK" is selected for "PDF color operator" at the time of PDF output, overlapping figure will display by mixed color.
 In addition, in order to confirm mixed color by AcrobatReader, please start AcrobatReader, select edit-configuration menu, select "page display" of classification, and set "Use overprint preview" into "automatic" or "always".

 Display PDF data outputted by overprint OFF by AcrobatReader.

 Display PDF data outputted by overprint ON by AcrobatReader.
   ... It is visible below overlapping figure.

Comment function
 PloView has about the same powerful drawing input editing function as 2D-CAD as a comment function.
 When this function is used, postscript will be possible for existing drawing. And, existing drawing is diverted and another drawing can be easily created by performing addition, deletion, movement and change etc. for figure.
 Refer to the "Drawing editor of PloView and PloComp" for details of drawing edit function.

* File:
  - New create
  - The next file can be read and edited.
      View file:
        Page number of file links to layer number, and it is read.
        SXF, EMF, TIFF, JPEG, Bitmap, PCX, FPX, GIF, PNG
      Comment file:
  - Edit result can be saved in piles with view file at the next file.
      Bitmap, PCX, FPX, GIF, PNG, printer, plotter, WMF, PS, EPS,
      SVG, XPS, PCL, CMT (CMT cannot be saved in piles with view file)
      Black / white and color copy to clipboard.
* Insert:
  Figure kind:
    Polyline, Arc, Circle, Horizontal line, Vertical line, Slanting line,
    Opposite side angle line, Regular polygon, Ellipse, Offset line,
    Free curve, Cloud shape line, Spline, Surface, Rectangle, Long circle,
    Text, Bitmap, Macro,
    Dimension (Horizontal, Vertical, Parallel, Angle, Radius, Diameter)
  Insert Coodinates at Key, Insert Same Point, Next Same Point,
  Insert-Grid ON/OFF"
* Set:
  Layer: 1..20, Set property
* Edit:
  Select (individual, rectangular area, polygon area selecting),
  Move copy, Delete, Divide/Delete/Move/RouteChange polyline section,
  Delete line in selected area boundary, Trim, Change property,
  Change vertex R, Chamfer, Connect Line, Rotate copy, Scale Up/Down copy,
  Macro-izing, Macro breakup, ReDo, UnDo

* Display, Request

Operation conditions

Personal computer of Intel compatible CPU mounting
- Memory: 1 GB or more
- Empty capacity of hard disk drive: 100 MB or more
- Screen resolution: 1024 dots x 768 dots Above
- OS:
    32Bit of Windows : XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10
    64Bit of Windows : Vista, 7, 8 and 10
- It is necessary to install some printer drivers.
  Printer driver of high resolution is required to read PDF file.

Licensing fee

 When used 30 days or more from installation, please remit the next licensing fee.
 Furthermore, please also pay remittance charge of PayPal.

 Licensing fee is                 70.00 US$ / license
 Remittance charges of Paypal is   5.04 US$ / license
 Total                            75.04 US$ / license

Flow to trial, order, and use
1. Trial
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2. Order of formal version
It can pay with PayPal or credit card with the next button.
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 Please send the next "order sheet" to e-mail address described at the last of this HP.

 Order sheet
  1. Soft name: PloView (English)
  2. Soft version no.: 10.0
  3. Order number: 1
  4. Company name:
  5. Offer person name:
  6. Offer person E-mail ID:
  7. Charge payment day:
  8. Charge payment amount:

3.Sending of password
 The copyright holder will email the password when payment of the licensing fee has been confirmed.

4.Release of lock
 Execute PloView and display 'Version Information' dialog box with the menu 'Help'-'Version Information' and input the password.

5.OS exchange or exchange of installation personal computer
 Even if given password replaces exchange of OS, or installation personal computer, it can release lock.
 However, the number which can install PloView in personal computer simultaneously is less than ordered number.

6.Revision up (rise of the 2nd place of decimal point of version number)
 Revision up is free of charge.
 Software of new revision is downloaded and reinstalled from the Internet HP.
 Previous password is effective.

Latest upgrade history

Ver.9.00 January 10, 2013
(1) It supported to reading of two-dimensional DXF file (version is AC1025 and equivalent to 2000/2000i/2002 in AutoCAD version).
(2) It supported to reading of GERBER file.
(3) It supported to reading of NC-drill.
(4) It supported to reading of two-dimensional IGES file.
(5) In addition to AutoCAD version GX-5 conventional correspondence, DXF file output could newly be made to perform 2002 correspondences.
(6) In addition to conventional Bitmap, TIFF, and Jpeg, image output supported to GIF, PNG, PCX, and FPX.
(7) Coordinates accuracy of internal processing was raised from 0.025 mm to 0.001 mm or less.
Coordinates when it requests, and the minimum unit of length were 0.001 mm from 0.01 mm.
(8) It was made to set up input file relations with set input file menu. It enabled it to set up file extension for every file type.
Extension set up here is displayed on "kind of file" of OpenFile dialog.
In the past, since file type and file extension's relation were unknown, this is improvable although there was case where file which PloView is not supporting was selected and PloView hung-up.
(9) Designation of extension which can be searched with set thumbnail was stopped, and all the extensions registered by set input file were used as extension searched with thumbnail.
(10) Pen number was displayed by dimension measurement between request lines.
(11) Since various output parameters were common, output scale set up with other outputs was used, and it may have outputted with unexpected scale. Then, automatic scale and output scale memorized setup for every output.
(12) Width of string to display was adjusted so that it might become width specified by data.
(13) It supported to Windows8.
(14) Licensing fee was changed by change of exchange rate.
Ver.9.00 March 13, 2013
(15) With PDF output, smearing away of mesh was carried out to coating whose shade level is 100%. It was light-color-ized according to shade level.
Ver.9.00 April 17, 2013
(16) It supported to transparent color of HP RTL (image).

Ver.9.01 May 2, 2013
(1) The next function was added with HPGL plotter output.
    - Add button into which plotter parameter file is edited.
    - It enabled it to select specification of output HPGL data from the next
      three kinds by plotter parameter file.
        HPGL : Simple functional vector
        HPGL/2 : Highly functional vector
        HPGL/2+HP RTL: Highly functional vector + image
(2) Five kinds of Text size candidates were prepared by comment attribution setup.
If Text size used well beforehand is registered into candidate, Text height, width, and space can be collectively set up only by selecting from candidate.
(3) Defect was repaired.
Ver.9.01 May 28, 2013
(4) Output of images, such as TIFF, JPEG, and BitMap of big size (for example, double size of A0, black and white, 400DPI), repaired defect to which scale becomes smaller than designation.
Ver.9.01 October 16, 2013
(5) It repaired abnormal, when GERBER file that starting point and terminal point of arc correspond was read.
Ver.9.01 October 18, 2013
(6) The number of constituting points which can smear away surface was increased.

Ver.9.02 October 25, 2013
(1) Since arc was displayed as G74 (quadrant ON) when GERBER file without data of G75 (quadrant OFF) is read, abnormal arc was drawn. Then, it could be made to perform setup of G74 (quadrant ON) ON/OFF in Set-Input file.
Ver.9.02 November 04, 2013
(2) Garbled characters of warning dialog (title and button) have been improved.
Ver.9.02 December 05, 2013
(3) It repaired becoming system error by "DL character number;" of DL (download character) command.
(4) When space character was after "CO" by CO (comment) command, it repaired having become abnormal display.
Ver.9.02 December 17, 2013
(5) When there were big coordinates more than 2,147,483,647 HPGL Unit(53,687,091.175 mm) by HPGL data, it repaired that it was abnormal.
In relation to this, the maximum coordinates which can be inputted were limited to 214,748,364 HPGL Unit (5,368,709 mm).
Ver.9.02 December 22, 2013
(6) File was not opened when there was no '%ADD' command into GERBER file. This has been improved.
(7) File was not opened when + symbol was in top of XY coordinate value of GERBER and NC file. This has been improved.
Ver.9.02 January 04, 2014
(8) When closed line was searched with "Request"-"Line connection search" menu, function of determine area was added.
Ver.9.02 January 22, 2014
(9) Improvement below "Request"-"line connection search" menu was carried out.
- Improvement in accuracy of line connection
- Improve measuring abnormal area.
- Scale can be specified.
(10) At the time of reinstallation, in the past, after uninstalling, it needed to install. Now, installer was improved and uninstallation was set unnecessary.
Ver.9.02 February 16, 2014
(11) The 23..25th parameters were added to global section with IGES output.
(12) "Request - Surface search" function was added.

Ver.9.03 March 18, 2014
(1) Range corresponding to Windows Font was extended.
    - Support simplified Chinese character, the traditional Chinese character,
      and Hangul alphabet character with DXF input and output.
    - Support mirror display of TrueType Font with Printer and Plotter output.
(2) Display of character with negative width and height(mirror display) which uses Windows Font was repaired.
(3) When 1 byte and 2 byte character were intermingled by character input of comment, it repaired having displayed abnormal character.
(4) File extension of Plotter output was changed into ".hgl".
Ver.9.03 May 26, 2014
(5) Repair AT (three-point arc) command of HPGL.
Ver.9.03 June 19, 2014
(6) Improvement of DXF input.
Ver.9.03 July 06, 2014
(7) Repair when "Initial of Line End Shape" was set to "square" by SetLineProperty was performed.
(8) Character size was repaired, when Windows Font was selected by SetText and 1 byte of ASCII character was displayed.
(9) Display of DV command has been improved.
Ver.9.03 July 16, 2014
(10)Improvement of LB command of HPGL.
(11)Improvement of vector font display.
Ver.9.03 August 28, 2014
(12) Only one copy was printed even if it set print copies with set printer by Windows 7 and 8. Then, it enabled it to set up print copies with Windows Printer output of plotter setting dialog.

Ver.10.01 March 2, 2015
(1) Comment function was greatly improved just like 2D-CAD.
(2) Support the second level of JIS kanji by vector font.
(3) Support outline letter display of TTY font.
(4) It corresponded to input and output of DWG file.
Ver.10.01 March 6, 2015
(5) Improvement of PDF output.
Ver.10.01 March 10, 2015
(6) Since it was in abnormal condition by Redo and Undo during polyline input of comment, it prevented from Undo, Redo.
Ver.10.01 March 31, 2015
(7) Font of vector font JIS level-2 kanji set was improved.
(8) In polyline input of comment, when it was going to input the next vertex into the same coordinates as previous vertex, buzzer is sounded and the next vertex was ignored.
Ver.10.01 April 12, 2015
(9) When "/h input filename" is specified as a starting parameter of Automatic output special edition version, HPGL file output or printer output can be performed.
(10) The next defect was repaired.
When multi-page HPGL file is opened with multi-page check OFF, line width of page after the 2nd page is abnormal.
(11) The next defect was repaired.
Color of line will become abnormal, when "Line DrawMode" is set up by SetPen other than "Command in data" and HPGL output is carried out.
Ver.10.01 April 13, 2015
(12) File containing Bitmap that resolution, width, and height is large was opened, and processing speed when PDF output was carried out was accelerated.

Ver.10.02 May 20, 2015
(1) AutoSelectPaper (A0/A1/A2-/A3/A4, Portrait/Landscape) function was added by printer output.
Ver.10.02 June 15, 2015
(2) With HPGL file output, when Plotter edit button is pushed, HPGL origin position can be selected from "LeftDown of draw area" or "Same of draw origin."
(3) Repair defect of HPGL file output.
(4) Repair display defect of dotted line and dashed line.
Ver.10.02 June 16, 2015
(5) Plotter edit button is pushed and it enabled it to specify arc tolerance(Obey input Data, Chord length, Chord angle) with HPGL file output.
Ver.10.02 June 19, 2015
(6) It improved so that initial value (value set up with set pen menu) of color and line width to each pen might be outputted with HPGL file output of HPGL/2 specification.
If there is no designation of color and line width to pen into input file, this initial value will be used.
(7) With HPGL file output of HPGL specification, it eliminated that command of HPGL/2 was mixed in part.
And, it changed that font selecting of text was outputted by command of HPGL/2 into command of HPGL.

Ver.10.03 July 19, 2015
(1) It supported to input of SXF file (file extension is P21 and SFC).
(2) Request Input file attribute menu was added.
Undefined D code information can be confirmed about GERBER file.
Undefined T code information can be confirmed about NC-Drill file.
(3) It supported to AC (hatching starting point) command of HPGL.
(4) It corresponded to hatching of dotted line and chained line with DXF output of GX-5.
Ver.10.03 July 25, 2015
(5) Information on input file attribute was increased at the time of SXF file input.
(6) It repaired that vertical writing text had fault by SXF file input.
(7) Processing of DV (text route) command except right writing was repaired.

Ver.10.04 August 12, 2015
(1) SXF output functions were added.
(2) Defect of SXF input was repaired.
(3) With DXF output, when there existed image, it repaired abnormal having outputted.
(4) Text of Vector font repaired fault which becomes dotted line and chained line sometimes with DXF and IGES output.
Ver.10.04 September 15, 2015
(5) It supported to Windows10.
Ver.10.04 November 17, 2015
(6) Abnormality display has been improved for arc of very small angle.
(7) In PDF output etc., polygon-ized accuracy of very small circle painting out was raised.
Ver.10.04 November 20, 2015
(8) It enabled it to set up judgment angle of very small arc or circle by "Set"-"Input file"-"Circle and arc judging angle".
Ver.10.04 March 16, 2016
(9) Function when "#2 PlotterUnits by 1mm(Step Count)" was changed with Plotter Edit button of HPGL Plotter output was changed.
(10) In the condition that file in which comment Bitmap exists is rotated and displayed, when HPGL Plotter output was carried out, it repaired displaying Bitmap on abnormal position.
Ver.10.04 April 3, 2016
(11) With HPGL Plotter output, it repaired that Up and Down length of dotted line, dashed line, and chained line of comment was abnormal.

 PloView Ver.10.0 Software download

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