Our plotter works fine with Archicad 10, but will just not work with 11. Has anyone else had this experience? Does anyone have suggestions on how to make it work? I was able to plot only once after I initially set it up. Nothing has changed in terms of my setup. I have since tried to start over from the beginning and I am still having no luck. I am also not having any luck with plotflow.
The plotter is setup to be an IP printer. It is an HP designjet 600. I've also tried selecting other drivers to see if that will work, and it won't.
Man, I don't know. I have a DesignJet 600, known as the LooserJet since it is so wickedly slow! I don't use it much anymore, I now use a DesignJet 1055CM, plots about 4 times as fast, but the papertray SUCKS! The LooserJet really lays the pages out nicely everytime, I wish HP would have put more thought into their newer plotters.
Ok, so back to your issue. The only thing I can think of that is wrong when this happens to me, is in my plot setup window, I have to be sure to set the IP address correctly. When I upgraded to AC10, this setting didn't carry over and it took a few days to figure it out. Unfortunately, I had lost my IP address since it had been a couple of years and a hardrive ago since I did the setup, but luckily the 1055CM stores the IP address and I could look it up on the LCD. The 600 should also, make sure that is correct. I also had to reset the port # to 9100, it got lost too for some reason.
You never know, sometimes this stuff gets lost for some reason or another.
Wish I could help you further, us Mac users need to stick together! Hope you get it figured out!
So if anyone else out there has a plotter issue, try and figure out if your file is corrupted before you go nuts reconfiguring everything.
I once installed a radio antenna in my attic (obviously to get better reception for a particular station.. about the only station within range). While I was doing that, the stations transmitter went out. I know the feeling.