HPGL/Vector/Image Converter PloCompAuto Ver.10.1
Update
Oct. 19, 2019

 

  This HP describes PloCompAuto, which automatically converts a large number of graphic files in the following various formats automatically at high speed. PloComp can superimpose multiple drawings into a single drawing, color-code two drawings and overlap them to find the difference, or find the change area.
HP-GL, HP-GL/2, HP RTL, PDF, DXF, DWG, GERBER, NC-Drill, IGES, SXF, TIFF, JPEG, BITMAP, EMF, PCX, FPX, PNG, GIF
   
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Outline

PloCompAuto is a program that automatically and continuously converts files with the following formats. When there are a large number of drawing files, multiple drawings can be overlapped to form a single drawing. When the difference between two drawings is color-coded or the change area is calculated, it is very efficient.
* Output 1
Input:HPGL, HP-GL/2, HP RTL, PDF, DXF, DWG, GERBER, NC-drill, IGES, SXF, TIFF,
        JPEG, Bitmap, PCX, FPX, PNG, EMF, CMT
Output:PDF, TIFF, DXF, DWG, JPEG, BITMAP, IGES, SXF, EMF, XPS, PCL, WMF, PS,
        EPS, SVG, GIF, PNG, PCX, FPX, CMT file,
        HGL file / Printer, or PloComp screen
    Multiple files can be read simultaneously and superimposed.
    In addition, the drawing comparison of two input files is performed,
    and the change area is automatically output continuously.
* Output 2
Input:PDF
Output:WMF, EMF, PS, EPS, SVG, XPS, HPGL, PCL

There are the following three output modes. In addition to interactive output, output mode, wildcard output file, and batch output file can be specified by other optional parameters when starting the program, enabling automatic output from other applications.

(1) Standby output mode
The specified folder is monitored, and if there is no input file, it waits until the file arrives. When the input file arrives, it is output and the input file is automatically deleted after output.
It also supports drawing comparison. When an input file is received, (3) drawing comparison between folders is started.
When drawing comparison is OFF, one input file is opened at the same time, and when drawing comparison is ON, two files are opened.

(2) Batch file output mode
Multiple input files listed in the specified output list file are output continuously. Also supports drawing comparison. You can open multiple input files at the same time.

(3) Comparison of drawings between folders
The input files with the same file names in the two specified folders are continuously compared and the changed area is output.

This program is a set with the automatic output special specification version PloComp (hereinafter referred to as PloComp).

This program generates a command line to start the automatic output special specification version PloComp and has a function to start PloComp.When starting PloComp, the next PloComp is started after the previously started PloComp ends.

To use this program, the automatic output special specification version PloComp must be installed.
To input/output DWG files, it is necessary to install DWG-DXF conversion free software "ODA File Converter" in advance.Please refer to PloComp's Readme.txt file for how to install this software.
PloCompAuto includes the functions of PloComp.

<Usage example>

It is in the state immediately after PloCompAuto is installed in C drive (initial setting).
Sample HP-GL data can be found in the following folder.
 
C:\HpglData

(1) Standby Output
Step-1
Start PloCompAuto and press the "Standby output" button.

Step-2
Use Explorer to copy the input file to the following folder:
Original:
C:\HpglData\Data\DEMO1.HGL
Copy destination:
C:\HpglData\InData


Then, after waiting about 2 minutes, the PDF file is automatically output in the next folder.
C:\HpglData\OutData


Each time you copy with Explorer, any file is output to a PDF file. The copied file is automatically deleted after output.

(2) Batch File Output
The batch file
"C:\HpglData\Data\Test.txt"
It is described to open six files in the folder
C:\HpglData\Data,DEMO1.hgl,DEMO2.hgl,DEMO3.hgl,DEMO4.hgl,DEMO5.hgl,DEMO6.hgl
at the same time.

In the initial setting state of PloCompAuto, it is PDF output, and the PDF file
C:\HpglData\OutData\DEMO1.pdf
is output.

Step-1
Start PloCompAuto and press the "Batch output" button.

Step-2
Confirm that
C:\HpglData\OutData\DEMO1.pdf is created in Explorer.


(3) Comparison of drawings between folders
In the initial setting state of PloCompAuto, the same file names between the following two folders are compared with each other to obtain a change area and output to a PDF file.
C:\HpglData\InData1\*.hgl
C:\HpglData\InData2

In addition,
"C:\HpglData\InData1"and"C:\HpglData\InData2" has two files with the same file name shown below. Even if the file name is the same, the data is slightly different between before and after the design change.
C:\HpglData\InData1\DEMO2.HGL Before design change
C:\HpglData\InData1\DEMO3.HGL After design change


C:\HpglData\InData2\DEMO2.HGL Before design change
C:\HpglData\InData2\DEMO3.HGL After design change


Step-1
Start PloCompAuto and check the "Compar" check box in the upper left. Then press the "Compare folders" button.。

Step-2
Confirm that
C:\HpglData\OutData\DEMO2.pdf is created in Explorer.
Start PloComp and open the following file to confirm that the change area has been created.
C:\HpglData\InData1\DEMO2.hgl
C:\HpglData\InData2\DEMO2.hgl

Also, make sure that the following PDF file is created.
C:\HpglData\OutData\DEMO2.pdf


C:\HpglData\OutData\DEMO3.pdf


In order to check mixed color by AcrobatReader of Adobe, please start AcrobatReader, select "Edit"-"Preferences" menu, select "Page Display" of Categories, and turn ON check of "Overprint Preview".

(4) Drawing comparison of multi-page PDF files
Using PloView included with PloViewAuto, and PloCompAuto the same pages in two multi-page PDF files can be compared with each other, and a single multi-page PDF file with a change area (cloud mark) can be obtained.

Set values other than those set here for PloView and PloComp are in the installed state.
Delete the following folders to set the settings to the installed state.
 PloView:  
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Isoplotec\PloView
 PloComp: 
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Isoplotec\PloComp
    Note: <username> is the Windows account name

Step-1 ... PloView settings
(1) Start PloView
(2) Select "File" "Open" menu
     "Edit" is set to "OFF"
     "Multi Page" is set to "ON"
     Open some file.
(3) Select "Output" "Printer,Plotter" menu
     "Output Device" is set to "HPGL Plotter2"
     Press "Plotter2 Edit" button and set "HPGL Orijin" to "2"
     "OutScale" is set to "1.0"
     "Output form of page" is changed to "One file of multi-page"
     "SetEnd" button
(4) Select "Output" "PDF" menu
     "OutScale" is set to "1.0"
     "Paper name" is "Drawing_area + Margin"
     "Layer output" to "Pen Color"
     "Add PDF note annotation to the cloud mark closed loop" to "Add sequence note"
     "Output form of page" is changed to "One file of multi-page"
     "PDF color operator" is changed to "CMYK (enable Merge)"
     Output.

Step-2 ... PloComp settings
(1) Start PloComp
(2) Select "File" "Open" menu
     "Edit" is set to "OFF"
     Open some file.
(3) Select "Output" "Printer, Plotter" menu
     "Output Device" is set to "HPGL Plotter2"
     Press "Plotter2 Edit" button and set "HPGL Origin" to "2"
     "OutScale" is set to "1.0"
     "SetEnd" button

Step-3
(1) After installing PloCompAuto, check the following files.
   
C:\HpglData\Data\demopwb1.pdf          3 page PDF file before change
   
C:\HpglData\Data\demopwb2.pdf          3 page PDF file after change
   
C:\HpglData\Data\CompMultiPagePDF.bat  Automatic processing batch file
------------ Automatic processing batch file contents ------------------
Del /Q "C:\HpglData\InData1\*.*"
Del /Q "C:\HpglData\InData2\*.*"
Del /Q "C:\HpglData\OutData\*.*"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Isoplotec\PloView\PloView.exe" /h "C:\HpglData\Data\demopwb1.pdf" "C:\HpglData\InData1\demopwb.hgl"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Isoplotec\PloView\PloView.exe" /h "C:\HpglData\Data\demopwb2.pdf" "C:\HpglData\InData2\demopwb.hgl"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Isoplotec\PloCompAuto\PloCompAuto.exe" /h /oh "C:\HpglData\InData1\demopwb*.hgl" "C:\HpglData\InData2\"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Isoplotec\PloView\PloView.exe" /p "C:\HpglData\OutData\demopwb*.hgl" "C:\HpglData\Data\demopwb.pdf"

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(2) Double-click the above automatic processing batch file in Explorer.

Srep-4
After the processing, the next file has been created.
Check the contents with the PDF viewer.
 
C:\HpglData\Data\demopwb.pdf     PDF file comparing 3 pages of drawings







Note:
The extension of the input file must be set in advance by PloComp for each file type. Please use the free software FileTypeChg, if the extension is not constant, for example because the extension is a sequential number. FileTypeChg is a program that moves the extensions of all files in a folder to the end of the file name and adds the specified extension. For details, please refer to the following PloCon HP.
   Extension batch modification of file in folder

The input and output files are PDF files here, but the same can be done for HPGL files and TIFF files that can be multi-paged.

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Automatic output special edition version PloComp

The command line for starting PloComp is added to the normal version of PloComp. After starting the program, PloComp is iconified and executed. When the execution is completed, the program ends. See the PloComp page for the regular version of PloComp. Customers can directly start PloComp by creating an application without using PloCompAuto.

1. PloComp settings
Output condition is beforehand memorized by the following method.
Please start PloComp without parameter, open a suitable HPGL file, output by setting up an output condition, and end PloComp.
The output condition is memorized in the setting file.
However, drawing area always becomes the whole drawing.
  Setting file:
 
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Isoplotec\PloComp\PloComp0.par
You can switch the setting contents by preparing multiple setting files and returning the setting file before issuing the PloComp startup command.
The location of the setting file, the file is described in the "PloComp folder, UnInstallment".

2. PloComp startup command line
Command line of program starting is as follows. [ ] Inside character is omissible. PloComp iconifies and executes after program starting.
Compressed file cannot be specified as drawing file.

(1) Command line that reads two drawing files to be compared and obtains change area

PloComp.exe /c "Drawing file name1" "Drawing file name2"

Drawing file 1 is read to file No.1, drawing file 2 is read to file No.2, and change area is searched. Other conditions become details specified by change area search.

(2) Command line to read multiple drawing files and convert them to specified format file


PloComp.exe /p "Drawing file name" ["Drawing file name"] [/o"Output file name"]

Plural drawing files are read from file No.1, and PDF file is outputted to [Output file name]. Other output condition becomes details specified with PDF output.
In addition, instead of /p

  Output will be PDF file if /p is specified.
  Output will be DXF file if /d is specified.
  Output will be DWG file if /u is specified.
  Output will be TIFF file if /t is specified.
  Output will be JPEG file if /j is specified.
  Output will be Bitmap file if /b is specified.
  Output will be GIF file if /g is specified.
  Output will be PING file if /m is specified.
  Output will be PCX file if /r is specified.
  Output will be FPX file if /q is specified.
  Output will be IGES file if /i is specified.
  Output will be EMF file if /e is specified.
  Output will be XPS file if /x is specified.
  Output will be PCL file if /l is specified.
  Output will be WMF file if /w is specified.
  Output will be PS file if /s is specified.
  Output will be EPS file if /k is specified.
  Output will be SVG file if /v is specified.
  Output will be SXF file if /y is specified.
    In addition, file type of SXF file is as follows by output-file-name
    designation existence.
      Output-file-name extension   File type
      Omission                     File type set up in SXF output dialog
      .p21                         P21
      .sfc                         SFC
  Output will be HPGL file or Printer if /h is specified.

(3) Command line for converting view files to comment files

PloComp.exe /a [/l"Layer-No."] "ViewFileName" ["ViewFileName"] [/o"OutPutFileName"]

Plural view files are read and comment file is outputted to [output file]. The first view file is the layer number of "Layer-No.". The next view file will be the number of the empty layer that is incremented by one from the layer number of "Layer-No.". If "Layer-No." is not specified, it will be layer1. If you do not specify an output file name:
 <Setting file folder>\Temp\<The first view file name_extension>.cmt
  Example:
  Command line:
 
  PloComp.exe /a "C:\Data\abc.hgl"
  Output file:
 
  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Isoplotec\PloComp\Temp\abc_hgl.cmt

(4) Command line that reads two drawing files to be compared, finds a change area, and converts it into a specified format file

PloComp.exe /cp[n] "DrawingFileName1" "DrawingFileName2" ["DrawingFileName"] [/o"OutputFileName"]

Drawing file 1 is read to file No.1, drawing file 2 is read to file No.2, and change area is searched. Other conditions become details specified by change area search. Then, plural drawing files which follow are read, and PDF file is outputted to [OutputFileName]. Other output condition becomes details specified with PDF output.
It does not output, when letter of n is put in after /cp and the requested number of change areas is zero.
In addition, instead of /cp
  Output will be PDF file if /cp is specified.
  Output will be DXF file if /cd is specified.
  Output will be DWG file if /cu is specified.
  Output will be TIFF file if /ct is specified.
  Output will be JPEG file if /cj is specified.
  Output will be Bitmap file if /cb is specified.
  Output will be GIF file if /cg is specified.
  Output will be PING file if /cm is specified.
  Output will be PCX file if /cr is specified.
  Output will be FPX file if /cq is specified.
  Output will be IGES file if /ci is specified.
  Output will be EMF file if /ce is specified.
  Output will be XPS file if /cx is specified.
  Output will be PCL file if /cl is specified.
  Output will be WMF file if /cw is specified.
  Output will be PS file if /cs is specified.
  Output will be EPS file if /ck is specified.
  Output will be SVG file if /cv is specified.
  Output will be SXF file if /cy is specified.
    In addition, file type of SXF file is as follows by output-file-name
    designation existence.
       Output-file-name extension   File type
       Omission                     File type set up in SXF output dialog
       .p21                         P21
       .sfc                         SFC
  Output will be HPGL file or Printer if /ch is specified.

(5) Command line for converting PDF files to wmf, emf, ps, eps, svg, xps, hgl, pcl

PloComp.exe /f "PdfFileName" /o"OutputFileName"

PDF file (indispensable) is read and it converts into output file (indispensable).
Extension of PdfFileName must be ".pdf".
Extension and file type of OutputFileName must be the next contents.

  wmf: Windows Metafile
  emf: Microsoft Enhanced Metafile
  ps : Postscript
  eps: Adobe Encapsulated PostScript
  svg: Scalable Vector Graphics
  xps: Microsoft XPS Document Writer
  hgl: HP-GL plotter language
  pcl: HP Page Control Language, Printer Command Language Format

When output kinds are PS, EPS, XPS, HGL, and PCL, output scale set up by Convert PDF file is applied.

(6) Batch file output command line
By describing the command parameters of (1)..(5) above in a batch file, you can efficiently convert multiple files at once.
With (1)..(5) method, PloComp is started and terminated for each file conversion process, and it takes several seconds to start and end PloComp. Consequently, if you convert a large amount of files at once, it will take more time than this method.
In this method, for example, when converting 10 HPGL files of medium capacity (260 KB) into PDF files, the processing speed is about 5 times faster than the method of (1)..(5).

PloComp.exe /z "batch file name"

The batch file is a text file and the format is as follows.
Command parameters excluding "PloComp.exe in (1)..(5)
Command parameters excluding "PloComp.exe in (1)..(5)
...

Batch file example: File name = "C:\Batch\aaa.txt"
/p "C:\Data\abc.hgl" /o"C:\Out\abc.pdf"
/t "C:\Data\abc.hgl" /o"C:\Out\abc.tif"
/f "C:\Data\def.pdf" /o"C:\out\def.hgl"


Example of using batch file output command line
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Isoplotec\PloComp\PloComp.exe" /z "C:\Batch\aaa.txt"

3. Multiple PloComp can not be started at the same time
When you make plural files output continuously, please check that previous PloComp finishes and start the next PloComp. It is impossible to start two or more PloComp simultaneously. PloComp which required starting afterwards is ended without doing anything.

4. Processing error
When error occurs midway through automatic output, error message is written in file shown below. Since error is added to error file and the amount of data increases to times of error generating, please delete file suitably.

<PloCompData>\Error.txt

<PloCompData> is as follows.
 
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Isoplotec\PloComp

Error message format is as follows.

"Time of error generating" "Input drawing file name which carried out error generating" "The details of error"
Example:
2006/03/19 16:19:52 C:\HPGLData\DEMO.hgl HPGL Data Error Count= 237

When you compare the drawings, PloComp will write the result to the next log file.

<PloCompData>\Compar1.log
<PloCompData>\Compar2.log


Log file "Compar2.log" format
 *1..3 Reason for not comparing; File name of comparison file 1
 Number of change areas; Processing time (year/month/hour/minute/second); File name of comparison file 1
Note: Lines beginning with * are output when the "Do not compare" condition of the Dialog is set in PloCompAuto folder comparison.
Example:
* 1 File size and update time are the same; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo4.hgl
* 2 Size of file1 or file2 is zero; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo5.hgl
* 3 File size differs by more than 30%; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo6.hgl
  5; 2019/07/02 10:10:14; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo1.hgl
 52; 2019/07/02 10:11:05; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo2.hgl
 21; 2019/07/02 10:15:26; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo3.hgl


The log file "Compar1.log" contains only one line of the latest result.

PloCompAuto empties the "Compar2.log" file before starting processing.

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PloCompAuto start command
There are many ways to start PloCompAuto as shown below.
Specify the parameters in the order described here.
The meaning described as "If the parameter is omitted, the parameter used last time will be used" means the contents set by starting PloCompAuto interactively last time or the parameter started by specifying the previous parameter is used.

(1) Interactive mode
PloCompAuto.exe
PloCompAuto starts in interactive mode when started without parameters.

(2) Start in standby output mode
PloCompAuto.exe /a[c] [/oT] ["Input file name" ["Output folder name"]]
When /a is added, the drawing comparison is turned off at the same time as starting, and the standby output mode is set. When an input file arrives, it is output. Only one input file can be opened at a time. When the process is complete, the input file is deleted.
When /ac is added, the drawing comparison is turned on at the same time as starting, and the standby output mode is set. When an input file arrives, the inter-folder drawing comparison process is executed. When the process is complete, the input file is deleted.

When /oT is added, you can specify the output type. If this is not specified, the output type used last time will be used. However, "T" is the following one character.
  "p" for PDF output
  "t" for TIFF output
  "d" for DXF output
  "u" for DWG output
  "j" for JPEG output
  "b" for BITMAP output
  "i" for IGES output
  "e" for EMF output
  "x" for XPS output
  "l" for PCL output
  "w" for WMF output
  "s" for PS output
  "k" for EPS output
  "v" for SVG output
  "g" for GIF output
  "m" for PNG output
  "r" for PCX output
  "q" for FPX output
  "y" for SXF output
  "a" for CMT output
  "h" for HPGL / Printer output
  "0" in the screen display

If you specify the input file, this becomes the input file. If not specified, the previous input file is used.
Looking for the same drawing file as the input file name, and output if any, after output, the drawing file is automatically deleted. If there is no drawing file, wait until the file arrives.
When drawing comparison is ON, the input file described here is comparison file 1, and comparison folder 2 is the content set by pressing the "Set" button.
You can use the wildcard "*" in the input file name.
  Example:
"C:\HpglData\InData1\*.hgl"

When the output folder name is assigned, the same name as the output file name in this folder and the extension matches the output type, PDF, TIF, DXF, DWG, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, PCX, FPX, IGS , SXF, EMF, XPS, PCL, WMF, PS, EPS, SVG, GIF, PNG, PCX, FPX, HGL files are output. If no output folder name is given, the output folder name used previously will be used.
Example:
"C:\HpglData\OutData\"

Or
PloCompAuto.exe /b[c] [/oT] ["Input file name" ["Output folder name"]]
If /b is added, the program enters the taskbar and operates in the same way as /a except that no dialog is displayed.

(3) Start in batch file output mode 1
PloCompAuto.exe /c [/oT] ["Batch output file name1" ["Output folder name"]]

When /c is added, batch file output mode 1 is set at the same time as startup.
In batch file output mode 1, the list of input files to be output is referenced from the batch output file, and the setting conditions other than the start parameters here are the same as those used previously.
When /oT is added, you can specify the output type.If this is not specified, the output type used last time will be used. However, "T" is the following 1-2 characters.
  "p" for PDF output
  "t" for TIFF output
  "d" for DXF output
  "u" for DWG output
  "j" for JPEG output
  "b" for BITMAP output
  "i" for IGES output
  "e" for EMF output
  "x" for XPS output
  "l" for PCL output
  "w" for WMF output
  "s" for PS output
  "k" for EPS output
  "v" for SVG output
  "g" for GIF output
  "m" for PNG output
  "r" for PCX output
  "q" for FPX output
  "y" for SXF output
  "a" for CMT output
  "h" for HPGL / Printer output
  "0" in the screen display
  After drawing comparison, "cp" for PDF output
  After drawing comparison, "ct" for TIFF output
  After drawing comparison, "cd" for DXF output
  After drawing comparison, "cu" for DWG output
  After drawing comparison, "cj" for JPEG output
  After drawing comparison, "cb" for BITMAP output
  After drawing comparison, "ci" for IGES output
  After drawing comparison, "ce" for EMF output
  After drawing comparison, "cx" for XPS output
  After drawing comparison, "cl" for PCL output
  After drawing comparison, "cw" for WMF output
  After drawing comparison, "cs" for PS output
  After drawing comparison, "ck" for EPS output
  After drawing comparison, "cv" for SVG output
  After drawing comparison, "cg" for GIF output
  After drawing comparison, "cm" for PNG output
  After drawing comparison, "cr" for PCX output
  After drawing comparison, "cq" for FPX output
  After drawing comparison, "cy" for SXF output
  After drawing comparison, "ca" for CMT output
  After drawing comparison, "ch" for HPGL/Printer output
  After drawing comparison, "c0" without output

If the option of batch output file name1 is added, this becomes a batch output file, otherwise the batch output file used last time will be used. Multiple input files listed in batch output file name1 are read and output continuously.
In addition, if you attach Output folder name in various file output, in this folder, the same name as the output file name and extension matches the output type, PDF, TIF, DXF, DWG, JPG, BMP, IGS, EMF, XPS, PCL, WMF, PS, EPS, SVG, GIF, PNG, PCX, FPX, HGL files are output. If no output folder name is given, the output folder name used previously will be used.
Screen display means starting PloComp and displaying the input file described in the batch file in a superimposed manner.When you exit PloComp, PloComp starts again and displays the input file written next to the batch file.Repeat until there are no more batch file descriptions. This function is used, for example, to check a lot of results after comparing drawings on the screen.

Or
PloCompAuto.exe /d [/oT] ["Batch output file name1" ["Output folder name"]]
If /d is added, the program enters the taskbar and operates in the same way as /c except that no dialog is displayed.After processing, PloCompAuto ends.

(4) Start in drawing comparison mode between folders
PloCompAuto.exe /g [/oT] ["Comparison file name1" "Comparison folder name2"]

When /g is added, it will be in inter-folder drawing comparison mode at the same time as starting.

When /oT is added, you can specify the output type. If this is not specified, the output type used last time will be used. However, "T" is the following one character.
  "p" for PDF output
  "t" for TIFF output
  "d" for DXF output
  "u" for DWG output
  "j" for JPEG output
  "b" for BITMAP output
  "i" for IGES output
  "e" for EMF output
  "x" for XPS output
  "l" for PCL output
  "w" for WMF output
  "s" for PS output
  "k" for EPS output
  "v" for SVG output
  "g" for GIF output
  "m" for PNG output
  "r" for PCX output
  "q" for FPX output
  "y" for SXF output
  "a" for CMT output
  "0" without output

If the option of "Comparison file name1" and "Comparison folder name2" is added, this becomes a comparison file, otherwise the comparison file used last time will be used.
For "Comparison file name1", you can specify the wildcard "*". Search for the file name that matches the "Comparison file name1", search for the same file name in the "Comparison folder name2", and compare. If "Comparison folder name2" is not specified, "Comparison file name1" is ignored and "Comparison file name1" and "Comparison folder name2" used before are used. The output destination of the change area depends on the setting contents of PloComp.
  example:
    Comparison file name 1   
"C:\HpglData\InData1\*.hgl"
    Comparison folder name 2
"C:\HpglData\InData2\"

Or
PloCompAuto.exe /h [/oT] ["Comparison file name1" "Comparison folder name2"]
If /h is added, the program enters the taskbar and operates in the same way as /g except that no dialog is displayed. After processing, PloCompAuto ends.

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Output condition setup
(1) Settings in the PloCompAuto main dialog

There are "Output 1" and "Output 2" tabs in the upper left of the main screen when PloCompAuto is started. By switching between these tabs, you can change the type of input and output files.

"Output1":
"Compare"checkbox:
If this check box is selected, drawing comparison is performed and the changed area is output.
In this case, CMT cannot be specified as the output file type.

Input:
HPGL, PDF, DXF, DWG, GERBER, NC-drill, IGES, SXF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PCX, FPX, PNG, GIF, EMF, CMT

"Output"Radio button:
Specify whether to output PDF, TIFF, DXF, DWG, JPEG, BITMAP, IGES, SXF, EMF, XPS, PCL, WMF, PS, EPS, SVG, GIF, PNG, PCX, FPX, CMT, HGL/Printer
If the "Compare" check box is turned on, output will be performed after drawing comparison processing.
The bottom of the "Output" radio button changes as follows according to the state of the "Compare" check box.
"Compare"check on ・・・ 'No output'
"Compare"check off ・・・ 'Display'
If "No output" is selected with the "Compare" check box checked, this means that only drawing comparison is performed and no output is performed thereafter.
When "Display" is selected with the "Compare" check off, when "Standby Output" or "Batch Output" button is pressed, PloComp starts and the drawing file is displayed on the PloComp screen.By using this function, it is possible to check the results continuously on the PloComp screen after performing many drawing comparison processes.

"Output2":
The input file is only a PDF file.
Output file types are WMF, EMF, PS, EPS, SVG, XPS, HPGL, PCL, and can be selected with a radio button.

"Set"button:
Click this button to the setting dialog is displayed. Refer to the next section (2) for the setting method.



(2) Settings in the setting dialog

"PloComp program (Ex. C:\Program Files (x86)\Isoplotec\PloComp\PloComp.exe)":
Specifies the program name of the automatic output special specification version PloComp that PloCompAuto starts.
Specify the full path (folder name + file name + extension).

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<Batch file output settings>
By clicking the "Batch Output" button, you can read the drawing file specified in the batch file and make settings for drawing comparison or various file output.

"Batch file name(Ex. C:\HpglData\Data\ABC.txt)":
When the batch file is output, the data of the file name described in this file is output. Click the "Reference" button to specify the file name. Specify the full path (folder name + file name + extension).

"Input file selection"button:
Click this button to display the Batch file creation dialog box.

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<Standby output setting>
When the waiting time has passed, if there is an input file that matches the file specified here, it will be read and converted, or the drawing will be compared and output, and the input file will be deleted.

Drawing comparision OFF input file name (Ex. C:\HpglData\InData1\*.hgl)":
Specify the full path (folder name + file name + extension). File names and extensions can use wildcards (represented by the "*" character, and the "*" position is searched for any string).
In "Output 2", if an extension other than ".pdf" is specified, the extension is automatically changed to ".pdf".
Ex.:C:\HpglData\InData\*.hgl
In this case, the folder name is "C:\HpglData\InData\", the file name is all, and the file with the extension ".hgl" is searched.

“Drawing comparision ON input file name:"
It depends on the "comparison file 1" and "comparison folder 2" in the following <drawing comparison setting between folders>.

"Standby time for output":
This is the processing interval (the interval to go to see if the output drawing data has been generated in the folder). 0 minutes is 2 seconds internally.

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<drawing comparison settings between folders>
Compare the drawings of the same file names in the two folders, and make settings for outputting the changed area. Find the file name that matches the "Comparison file 1", and search for the same file name in the "Comparison folder 2" and compare them.

"Do not compare under the following conditions":
You can remove the comparison file from the file attributes before comparing.
This allows for faster comparison.
Select the conditions that will not be compared from the following.
If not selected, drawing comparison is performed.
 * File size and update time are the same
                              ... Possibility of exactly the same drawing
 * File size difference is more than [ ]% of large file size
                              ... Possibility of completely different drawings
         Enter a number between 1 and 99 in [ ].

If not compared,in the log file "Compar2.log" output by drawing comparison,it is stated that the comparison was not made.
Log file format

*1~3 Reason for not comparing; File name of comparison file 1
Number of change areas; Processing time (year month hour minute second); File name of comparison file 1

Example
*1 File size and update time are the same ; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo4.hgl
*2 Size of file1 or file2 is zero ; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo5.hgl
*3 File size differs by more than 30% ; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo6.hgl
   5; 2019/07/02 10:10:14; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo1.hgl
  52; 2019/07/02 10:11:05; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo2.hgl
  21; 2019/07/02 10:15:26; C:\HpglData\InData1\demo3.hgl


"Comparison file 1 (Ex. C:\HpglData\InData1\*.hgl)":
Specify the file name that is the basis of the comparison. Specify the full path (folder name + file name + extension). File names and extensions can use wildcards (represented by the "*" character, and the "*" position is searched for any character that matches).

"Comparison folder 2 (Ex. C:\HpglData\InData2\)":
Specify the name of the folder that contains the file to be compared.

"Write the processing contents to batch file":
If checked, the processed file list will be written to the batch file. After the drawing comparison process, you can use this batch file to automatically start PloComp and check the changes on the screen. The method is described below.
After clicking the "Compare folders" button to compare the drawings, uncheck the "Compare" check box in the main dialog and set the output type to "Display". Click the "Batch Output" button.PloComp starts, the first drawing is loaded, and you can see the changes. Exit PloComp, the next PloComp starts and the next drawing is loaded. You can repeatedly view the drawings processed by drawing comparison between folders.
Note: If "Standby Output" is selected with the "Compare" check box ON, this function cannot be used because the input file is automatically deleted.

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"Output foldr (Ex. C:\HpglData\OutData\)":
Specify the name of the folder that contains the output file.The output file name is the name of the input file with an extension that matches the output type.

"If there is no difference in drawing comparison, do not output":
If this check box is selected, PDF will not be output (even if output is specified) when the number of change areas is zero as a result of drawing comparison.

"Input file extension":
Click this button to display the "Input file extension setting" dialog box.
Associate the file extension with the file type.


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Batch file creation
If you press the "Input file selectione" button in the above setting dialog, you can select and set multiple input files to be output in the order of output.


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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:
  Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32bit and 64bit)
- It is necessary to install some printer drivers.
  Printer driver of high resolution is required to read PDF file.
- It is necessary to install free software "ODA File Converter" at input
  and output of DWG file.


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Licensing fee

This software is shareware.
When used 30 days or more from installation, please remit the next licensing fee.

Licensing fee is                 950.00 US$ / license


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Flow to trial, order, and use
1. Trial
Please download product from this HP. Since product is compressed into ZIP file, please extract it with suitable thawing software. There is a file called Readme.txt in the decompressed file, so read the product overview, installation method, uninstallation method, license agreement, licensing fee, license cancellation, protection release, inquiries, and version upgrade history. And since a file called Setup.exe is in extracted inside, it is installable if it double-clicks by Explorer. Please do the work so far to product of both PloCompAuto and PloComp. Opening to the public on HP serves both as trial and object for formal. All the function usage can be carried out free for 30 days from installation for trial. If 30 day will pass and password will not be entered, protection starts and product stops working. Please order the formal version, when you use more.

2. Order of formal version
It can pay with PayPal or credit card with the next button.
PayPal(ペイパル)|Mastercard, VISA, American Express, Discover, UnionPay, JCB
Please refer to Readme.txt file to carry out bank transfer.

Please send the next "Order sheet" to e-mail address described at the last of this HP.

Order sheet
1. Soft name: PloCompAuto(English)
2. Soft version no.: 10.1
3. Order quantity: 1
4. Company name:
5. Offer person name:
6. Offer person E-mail ID:
7. Charge payment day:
8. Charge payment amount:
9. Attached software: Automatic output special edition version PloComp Ver.10.1

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

4.Release of lock
* PloCompAuto
  It is not locked.

* PloComp
  In order to enter password, when starting PloComp.exe, it is necessary to carry out mouse right-click, to take out pop up menu, and to select "Run as administrator". Execute PloComp 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 you replace exchange of OS, or installation personal computer, given password can release lock.
However, at the same time the number of units that can install the product on the PC is within the number you ordered.

6.Revision up (upgrading the decimal point of version number to 2nd place)
Revision up is free. Please download the revision software newer than HP and reinstall it. The previous password is valid. 


Note:
- Customers can postpay by e-mail following procedures.
 ① Request for quotation                      : Customer    → Our company
    (software name, version, number of orders)
 ② Quotation                                  : Our company → Customer
 ③ Purchase order (Form of Order sheet above) : Customer    → Our company
 ④ Password and invoice                       : Our company → Customer
 ⑤ Remittance                                 : Customer    → Our company
    (within the following month's end of the delivery month)
    Bank remittance is also possible instead of payment with PayPal.
    The bank remittance method is described in the Readme.txt file included in the installation file.


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Latest upgrade history

Ver.10.11 October 1, 2019
(1) new release.
Ver.10.11 October 19, 2019
(2) When putting the Windows GodMode icon on the desktop, an error occurred at startup. This was repaired.

* Upgrade history of automatic output special edition PloComp

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Download

 Automatic output special edition PloComp Ver.10.1 Software download
 
PloCompAuto Ver.10.1 Software download

 
 Note :
    1.As for the installation method, after extracting the downloaded file,
      execute Setup.exe according to the contents of the Readme.txt file.
    2.Our product has been virus checked.
      When "Windows protected your PC" is displayed at the time of installation,
      if there is only "Don't run" or "OK" button, please click "More info" and
      press "Run anyway" button.
    3.This HP is always put up only the latest version.
      Acquisition of an old version becomes impossible.
      Please copy the downloaded file to a data medium for re-installation.


 
PloCompAuto Ver.10.1 Catalog(PDF) download

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