Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Create an EPS file in LT

LT can create many types of file formats for use with other programs, much more than the very limited EXPORT command many casual users search for answers. These are provided in the form of plotter drivers that you create and use with PLOT command.
The following is a tip to creating EPS files for import into graphics programs like Adobe's Photoshop and Illustrator programs:
  • At the command line, type PLOTTERMANAGER
  • Double click on Add-A-Plotter Wizard
  • Choose My Computer
  • Select Manufacturers: Adobe
  • Select Models: Postscript Level 1 Plus
  • Check the option to Plot to File
  • Name this new driver EPS
Now you can PLOT the drawing using this new EPS printer. Select the corresponding CTB or STB to control lineweight and linetype, and any other options in PLOT's window to get the exact output you need. ◦