HPGL to DXF Translation Program Download


There are some people who try to use the HPGL or PLT file format as a file exchange format. Which is a shame really, as there are very few readers for this format - most are time limited or you have to pay for them. I don't like either option.. So, I wrote this program which will accomodate the basic set of HPGL-1 commands and translate them into a DXF file. The escape codes used in HPGL-2 are a little beyond this very simple program.

Download the HPGL to DXF translation Program. (210 kb)

The program is a Windows program, and is known to run on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000 and XP. It probably works on Vista and Windows 7, though I haven't tried it. The program is a single file .exe file and writes nothing to registry or anywhere else. It does not over-write the existing file. The Borland C++ Builder 4 source code is included so that you can check for yourself that the program does nothing unpleasant to your computer.

You will also need a program that can read DXF files, such as IntelliCAD.

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