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

  This HP describes PloViewAuto which continuously converts graphic files of various formats as follows automatically and rapidly in large quantities.
HP-GL, HP-GL/2, HP RTL, PDF, DXF, DWG, GERBER, NC-Drill, IGES, SXF, TIFF, JPEG, BITMAP, EMF, PCX, FPX, PNG, GIF
 
     
Index
 Outline
 Automatic output special edition version PloView
 PloViewAuto start command
 Output condition setup
 Batch file creation
 Operation conditions
 Licensing fee
 Flow to trial, order, and use
 Latest upgrade history
 Download
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Outline

PloViewAuto carries out continuation conversion of the file of format shown below.

Note: PloViewAuto is paired with automatic output special edition PloView (hereinafter referred to as PloView). PloViewAuto creates a command line to launch PloView and has the function to launch PloView. To use PloViewAuto you need to have PloView installed.

- Output 1
  Input :HP-GL, HP-GL/2, HP RTL, PDF, DXF, DWG, GERBER, NC-Drill, IGES,
         SXF, TIFF, JPEG, Bitmap, PCX, FPX, GIF, PNG, EMF
  Output:PDF, TIFF, DXF, DWG, JPEG, BITMAP, IGES, SXF, EMF, XPS, PCL, WMF,
         PS, EPS, SVG,GIF, PNG, PCX, FPX, CMT, HP-GL/Printer
- Output 2
  Input :PDF
  Output:WMF, EMF, PS, EPS, SVG, XPS, HP-GL, PCL
   
PloViewAuto can output by setting the output condition in the dialog.
In addition, you can output by setting the output condition with the PloViewAuto startup program that you created. Option parameters for PloViewAuto startup can be output mode, output file with wildcard, batch output file can be specified.
Note: Without using PloViewAuto, you can output by setting the output condition with the PloView startup program that you created.

The output mode of PloViewAuto has the following two modes.
(1) Standby output mode
The same input file as specified input file name with wild card is looked for, if it is, it will output, and input file is automatically deleted after output.
When there is no input file , it waits until file comes.


(2) Batch Output mode
Plural input files described in specified output list file are outputted continuously.



<Example of use>
Immediately after installing PloViewAuto on C drive (initial setting).
Since sample HP-GL data is in the next folder, please confirm by Explorer.
 
C:\HpglData

(1)Standby output
Step-1
PloViewAuto is started and "Standby Output" button is pushed.

Step-2
In the Explorer, copy the sample HP-GL input file to the following folder.
Copy from:       
C:\HpglData\Data\DEMO.HGL
Copy destination:
C:\HpglData\InData

Then, when it waits about 2 minutes, PDF file is outputted automatically to next folder.
 
C:\HpglData\OutData\DEMO.pdf
Every time you copy any file in Windows Explorer, it will be output to a PDF file. The copied file is automatically deleted after it is output.

(2)Batch output
It is described by batch file
"C:\HpglData\Data\Test1.txt" that the next two files are converted into PDF.
   C:\HpglData\Data\DEMO.HGL
   C:\HpglData\Data\TestLT.hgl


Step-1
PloViewAuto is started and "Batch Output" button is pushed.

Step-2
Please confirm that the next file is made by Explorer.
 
C:\HpglData\OutData\DEMO.pdf C:\HpglData\OutData\TestLT.pdf

Note:
The extension of the input file must be set in advance by PloView for each file type. When extension cannot specify because of consecutive numbers etc., please use free software FileTypeChg. FileTypeChg is program which moves extension of all file in folder to file name end, and applies the specified extension. Please refer to the following PloCon HP for details.
  Extension batch modification of file in folder

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Automatic output special edition version PloView

Command line of PloView starting shown below is added to usual PloView. PloView iconifies and executes after program starting, and program will be ended if execution is completed. Please see page of PloView about usual PloView. Customer can construct application without using PloViewAuto, and can start direct PloView.

1. PloView settings
Output condition is beforehand memorized by the following method.
Please start PloView without parameter, open a suitable view file, output by setting up the output condition, and end PloView.
This will save the output conditions in the following configuration file.
However, drawing area always becomes the whole drawing.
setting file:
  
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Isoplotec\PloView\PloView.par
Copy this configuration file to another location and prepare multiple conditions files.
You can switch the setting contents by returning the configuration file before issuing the PloView start command.

2. PloView startup command line
The command line of program starting is as follows.
PloView iconifies and executes after program starting, and program will be ended if execution is completed.
It is shown that an inner character [ ] can be omitted. An omission uses value set up by PloView started last time.

(1) Output 1 command line

PloView.exe [/aN[ABCCCCDDDDEEEEFFFF]] /p InputFileName [OutputFileName]

InputFileName is read and [OutputFileName] PDF file is outputted.
If you use a wildcard in the input file name, multiple files matching the wildcard are read at "Multiple Page ON".
The order of reading is alphabetical order of file names.
If you specify the character "*" in the input file name string as a wildcard, PloView searches for files that match more than one arbitrary character at this position.

  Example 1:
    Search string:
     
C:\Data\ABC*.Hgl
    Search result matching character string Example:
     
C:\Data\ABC_001.hgl
     
C:\Data\ABC_002.hgl
     
C:\Data\ABCD.hgl

  Example 2:
    Search string:
     
C:\Data\ABC*.*
    Search result matching character string Example:
     
C:\Data\ABC_001.hgl
     
C:\Data\ABCW.pdf

If you specify the character "?" in the character string of the input file name as a wildcard, PloView searches for files that matches one arbitrary character at this position.

  Example 3:
    Search string:
     
C:\Data\ABC_00?.hgl
   Search result matching character string Example:
     
C:\Data\ABC_001.hgl
     
C:\Data\ABC_002.hgl

 /aN means designation of pen table number. N is integer of table number
     of 1-5.
 AB  is position flag of drawing.
      A: 0:Left-hand side arrangement,
         1:central arrangement,
         2:right-hand side arrangement
      B: 0:upper arrangement,
         1:central arrangement,
         2:bottom arrangement
      For example, when arranging at lower left, it is specified as 02.
      It is paired with the next margin value CCCCDDDDEEEEFFFF and can not
      be omitted when specifying the margin value.
 CCCC: It is top margin and is integer of four digits of 1mm unit.
 DDDD: It is bottom margin and is integer of four digits of 1mm unit.
 EEEE: It is right margin and is integer of four digits of 1mm unit.
 FFFF: is left margin and it is integer of four digits of 1mm unit.
      Example, it is 0015001500150015 when setting margin to 15mm also with
      four directions.
 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.
 Output will be comment file if /c is specified.
 Output will be HPGL file/Printer if /h is specified.

(2) Output 2 command line
PDF file (indispensable) is read and it converts into output file (indispensable).

PloView.exe /f PdfFileName OutputFileName

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

(3) Batch file output command line
By describing the command parameters of (1) (2) above in a batch file, you can efficiently convert multiple files at once.
With (1) (2) method, PloView is started and terminated for each file conversion process, and it takes several seconds to start and end PloView. 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) (2).

PloView.exe /z "batch file name"

The batch file is a text file and the format is as follows.
Command parameters excluding "PloView.exe in (1) (2)
Command parameters excluding "PloView.exe in (1) (2)
...

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


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


3. Multiple PloViews can not be started at the same time

When you output 2 or more files continuously, please check that forward PloView finishes and start the next PloView. It is impossible to start two or more PloViews simultaneously. PloView which required starting afterwards is ended without doing anything.

4. Processing error
When error occurs in the course of automatic output, an error message is written in the file shown below.

<PloViewData>\Error.txt

<PloViewData> is as follows.
In the case of Windows XP:
 
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Isoplotec\PloView
In the case of Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10:
 
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Isoplotec\PloView

The error message format is as follows.

 <Error Time> <Error input drawing file name> <Error contents>
 Example:
 
2002/01/19 16:19:52 C:\HPGLData\DEMO.hgl abnormal HPGL data is 237

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  PloViewAuto start command  
  (1) Interactive mode
   PloViewAuto.exe

  When launched without parameters, PloViewAuto starts up in interactive mode.

(2) Standby output mode
   PloViewAuto.exe /a [input file name]

  When /a is attached, it enters standby output mode at the same time as starting. At this time, if you add an option of [input file name], it becomes an input file, and if you do not add it, the input file used last time is used. Wildcards can be used for input file names. It searches for the same drawing file as the input file name, if there is any, it will be output, and after output the drawing file will be deleted automatically. If there is no drawing file, it waits until the file comes.

   PloViewAuto.exe /b [input file name]
  When /b is attached, the program operates the same as /a except that the program enters the task bar and the dialog is not displayed.

   PloViewAuto.exe /c [batch output file name 1]
  When /c is attached, batch file output mode 1 is set at the same time as startup. At this time, attaching the option of [batch output file name 1] will result in a batch output file, if you do not attach it, the batch output file used last time will be used. Multiple drawing files described in batch output file 1 are outputted continuously. In batch file output mode 1, the list of drawing files to be output is referenced from the batch output file, and the other setting conditions are set by the setting button.

   PloViewAuto.exe /d [batch output file name 1]
  When /d is attached, the program operates in the same way as /c except that the program enters the task bar and the dialog is not displayed.

   PloViewAuto.exe /e [batch output file name 2]
  When /e is attached, batch file output mode 2 is set at the same time as startup. At this time, attaching the option of [batch output file name 2] will become a batch output file, if you do not attach it, the batch output file used last time will be used. Multiple drawing files are output consecutively under the conditions described in batch output file 2. Batch file output mode 2 describes all output conditions (output program name, output file type, drawing file name, output file name) in batch output file 2.

   PloViewAuto.exe /f [batch output file name 2]
  When /f is attached, the program operates in the same way as /e except that the program enters the task bar and the dialog is not displayed.

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Output condition setup
When launching PloViewAuto, there are tabs "Output1" and "Output2" in the upper left corner of the main screen, and by switching this you can change the type of input and output files.

Output 1
Input file type:
  It is HPGL, PDF, DXF, DWG, GERBER, NC-drill, IGES, SXF, TIFF, JPEG, Bitmap, PCX, FPX, PNG, EMF, GIF, PNG, PCX, FPX.
Output file type:
  Select with the radio button in PDF, TIFF, DXF, DWG, JPEG, BITMAP, IGES, SXF, EMF, XPS, PCL, WMF, PS, EPS, SVG, GIF, PNG, PCX, FPX, HGL/Printer.

Output 2
Input file type:
  It is only PDF file.
Output file type:
  Select with radio button on WMF, EMF, PS, EPS, SVG, XPS, HPGL, PCL.

Set button
When this button is pushed, the following setting dialog will be displayed.



PloView program(Ex
C:\Program Files\Isoplotec\PloView\PloView.exe)
Specify the program name of "Automatic output special edition PloView".

<Set batch file output>
Batch file:

At the time of batch file output, open and output the file name data described in this file.

<Set standby output>
Input file name:

In the standby output mode, it searches for a file matching this output file name and automatically outputs it.

Example:
C:\HpglData\InData\*.Hgl
In this case, PloViewAuto searches a file its folder name is
"C:\HpglData\InData\" and its file name is all and its extension is ".hgl".

Waiting time of output:
This is the interval at which PloViewAuto goes to see if the output drawing data exists in the folder.

Output folder(Ex
C:\HpglData\OutData\):
Specify the folder name that will contain the output file.

File extension:
Relate the file extension to the type of file to be output.

Batch file creation
If the Create batch file button is pushed, output-file list can be specified.


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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:
  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.
- 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 PloViewAuto and PloView. 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: PloViewAuto(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 PloView 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
* PloViewAuto
  It is not locked.

* PloView
  In order to enter password, when starting PloView.exe, it is necessary to carry out mouse right-click, to take out pop up menu, and to select "Run as administrator". 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 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.10.01 March 2, 2015
(1) It linked with PloView Ver.10.01.
(2) It corresponded to comment file input and output.
(3) It corresponded to input and output of DWG file.
Notes: It is necessary to install free software "Teigha File Converter."
       Refer to the PloView Readme.txt file for the installation method.
Ver.10.01 March 19, 2015
(4) When parameter "/a" or "/b" was specified at the time of starting, it repaired having become abnormal.
Ver.10.01 April 12, 2015
(5) Output was added to HPGL/Printer with output 1.
Ver.10.01 May 20, 2015
(6) PloView's AutoSelectPaper (A0/A1/A2-/A3/A4, Portrait/Landscape) function was added by printer output.

Ver.10.02 July 19, 2015
(1) It supported to input of SXF file (file extension is P21 and SFC).
(2) It linked with PloView Ver.10.03.

Ver.10.03 August 12, 2015
(1) It supported to output of SXF file (file extension P21, SFC).
(2) It linked with PloView Ver.10.04.
(3) Since it outputted and the file could not be deleted after output when input file was creating from other applications at the time of standby output, there happened case where the same file was outputted repeatedly. It improved so that it might output, after waiting for other applications
to complete creation of input file this time.
Ver.10.03 September 15, 2015
(4) It supported to Windows10.
Ver.10.03 January 3, 2017
(5) PayPal fee about licensing fee remittance which user had paid was eliminated.
Ver.10.03 August 30, 2017
(6) In initial value, PloView program file name is as follows.
     C:\Program Files\Isoplotec\PloView\PloView.exe
    In the case of 64-bit OS, PloView program file name had to be modified as follows with set button, but it was made to modify automatically this time.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Isoplotec\PloView\PloView.exe
Ver.10.03 March 27, 2018
(7) It corresponds to PloView Ver. 10.06.
(8) When the special output version of PloView of automatic output is activated on the command line and the output type changes, the problem that the output condition becomes indefinite unless the same output is made in the dialog mode beforehand was fixed.

Ver.10.10 November 19, 2018
(1) It corresponds to PloView Ver. 10.1.
(2) Pressing the Batch Output button, if there is only one file in the output candidacy file list, selecting the file and hitting the ==> button refurbished hanging up.
Ver.10.10 January 23, 2019
(3) It corresponds to PloView Ver.10.10 dated January 23, 2019.
(4) Processing speed has been greatly improved when multiple file conversion processing is performed at once for the automatic output special specification version.
It is realized by newly preparing the next command line.
PloView.exe /z "batch file name"
The batch file is a file conversion process of one line at a time, describing the conventional command line parameters, and this is described in plural lines.
(5) Batch file output 2 function can be realized by explorer, so delete it.
Ver.10.10 Oct 01, 2019
(6) When ordering from Japan, the tax of the license fee was changed to 10%.
Ver.10.10 October 19, 2019
(7) When putting the Windows GodMode icon on the desktop, an error occurred at startup. This was repaired.

* Upgrade history of automatic output special edition PloView

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 Automatic output special edition PloView Ver.10.1 Software download
 
PloViewAuto 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.


 
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