All about PLT files
PLT (Plotter) files are vector-based drawing files developed by Hewlett-Packard. They contain printing details used on plotter printers. It’s also referred to as HPGL (HP Graphics Language). HP Plotter printers don’t dots to create text or images on paper as other printers do. Instead, they use the details on the PLT files to get the accuracy and preciseness required in the production of technical drawings.
Currently, PLT has become the standard printer control language for most plotter printers in the market. It’s supported by word processing & charting applications as well as CAD programs. You’ve probably come across PLT files if you work with Autodesk’s AutoCAD, Window’s ArtCut, and Pocket PC CAD Viewer.
The structure of the PLT file is based on a set of commands rooted in the ROM of plotter printers making it easier for programmers to create a plotted output. It uses two-letter mnemonics (letter codes and numbers) while giving instructions about how to draw text, lines, simple symbols, and circles.
How to open PLT files
If you’re sure if you have a program that opens PLT files on your machine, double-click the file and the default associated program will open it. If it doesn’t open then you need to install an application that opens it.
AutoCAD, Corel WordPerfect Office x6, ArtCut, PaintShop Pro, ABViewer, or HPGL Viewer can open this file.
How to convert PLT files
With Filestar, you can convert PLT to different file formats including DXF, DEF, TIFF, AI, PDF, CDR, and vice versa. It’s easy, fast, and most importantly secure.
Download Filestar and follow these three easy steps to convert PLT to the file format of your choice.
Easy right? You can convert PLT to 80+ file formats following the above examples.