AutoCAD Plotting Problem

by Mike
(Flemington, NJ )

I am trying to plot from AutoCAD 2008 with a PC running Windows XP SP2.

The Windows operating system is being run from a partitioned MAC HD on my laptop.

I am using a rather old CalComp Techjet 5424 pen plotter.

The AutoCAD software does include a driver for this machine.

When I used an older PC with a serial port included in the tower assembly there was never an issue.

Now I am trying to use a USB to Serial cable. When I attempt to plot, the program tells me that the information was sent to the plotter but nothing ever plots.

When I ask for information it simply says there was an error and the print cancels. I think this is more of an issue with the plotter communicating with a newer machine rather than a problem with AutoCAD.

I am just hoping that someone has some answers or suggestions. I am tired of paying $6 to make one copy and my local print shop.

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New Plotter Driver May Be Needed
by: Anonymous

I'm thinking you may need a new / updated driver to work with XP on your new machine.

I would do a search for "CalComp Techjet 5424 drivers" and install the latest one for Windows XP and see if that solves your issue.

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