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Plotting Utility

PLTUTILis a MDL plotting utility. Upon loading the application, the dialog below (Figure 1) will open.

plot utility dialog box

Figure 1 – PLTUTIL dialog"

Clicking the Create pull down menu, the user can create a plot file through MicroStation's Print/Plot utility (Figure 2). Do NOT check the "Write to Log File" box - the user does not have write access where the file resides by default and will give an error message to that affect (but the file will still plot).

print/plot dialog box

Figure 2 – MiroStation's Print/Plot dialog

[To create a .plt file you need to choose a driver that will allow you to save the plot as a file. These drivers usually have the word "file" in the their file name (ie: OceRollFILE.plt).]

Clicking the Submit pull down menu will open the dialog shown in Figure 3. Here, the user can select a plot file or build a list of multiple plot files using the add button to send to an output device.

submit plot fiel dialog box

Figure 3

When the user selects a plot file, or builds a list of plot files and clicks the Done button, the dialog in Figure 4 will open.

submit plot file dialog box

Figure 4

The user can then define the number of copies needed. To submit the plot file(s), choose the device (plotter) and simply click the Submit button. Similar to the Submit button, the Delete button will allow the user to select a plot file or build a list of plot files to delete (Figure 5).

delete plot file dialog box

The user is prompted prior to deleting any plot files (Figure 6).

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