I'm trying to get a 12 mb jpeg into Plotmaker, and its "unexpectedly quitting" during the import process. The image I'm importing has a long aspect ratio (street elevation) which I intend to print using a banner page onto a roll of 18" paper.
There should not be a problem with that size file. I have printed jpgs with several images 36mb each. It sounds like your computer ram is too small.
I saw a posting that recommended 512 mb. For ArchiCAD 8. this is a bare minimum on either platform. But the MAC is particularly sensitive to this. I would recommend 1 gb and if you can get a minimum of 16 mb in your plotter. If this doesn't do the trick call GSUS tech support or your AC reseller.
I seem to recall there's a size limit for pixel images (TIF, GIF, JPG, whatever) at around 4096 pixels on the long side, in Archicad. I'm not sure about Plotmaker. Perhaps it's not the file size in MB that's the problem.
Bill - you are the best. Completely illogical, yet right on the money. Importing into Plotmaker a large bitmapped image VERTICALLY...works fine. Either print vertically with banner paper (or rotate and print, but I'm not pushing my luck!).
Now we have a great photograph, an elevation of existing conditions along out site, 5 feet long printed on a single sheet from a roll.
Thank you SO MUCH for knowing that preposterous bit of information.