And Mechanical Desktop still lists it. I think KIP ended up with the calcomp plotter brand. Cut the felt ink holder level with the short black part and use insulating tape over the end to seal it, making a really short pen the lid should still fit. I don’t have a manual for this unit and of course like most the scumbags at Calcomp can’t even remmember they made it. Install pen s in turret and place turret in DesignMate page

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I’ve passed on a nearly free plotter or two for that reason. I have a bunch of pens, but they haven’t been used in some time Posted January 10, Sure you could buy the pens and try to create a plot.

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Drivers are available up to Win95, see here. A 25 pin serial port was pretty common in the plotter days. Click “Add” to insert your video. The files should be stripped of all pen lpotter color commands etc.

Can not plot text with CalComp Designmate 3024 Plotter

Related Question I have plotter HP designjet 24″ but when plotting from autocad do not plot in gray color, even though layers as assigned in light colors on the plot style. Also, I have heard that this type of plotter can be used for cutting and sign-making.

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Pen plotter were notoriously slow and expensive to operatre. The part I modified was not part of the trigger, it was just a part to help hold the pen in place. Add Eagle def file info. Konica Minolta bizhub C I don’t have a manual for this unit and of course like most the scumbags at Calcomp can’t even remmember they made it. Please call Piedmont Surveys, Inc. The only problem I have left is the driver.

I thought I could do “something” with it even if I callcomp tore it apart to see what makes it tick. There are cutting machines that worked similarly to pen plotters.

I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. I finally got round to bringing life to it with a view to either fixing it or hacking it into a reprap machine. IndustryArena uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. You 0324 post conmments that contain an email address. Necessity is the mother of all invention unknown My club home page www. Also when it’s plugged in a port tester won’t even recognize the port. Seems like the LPT solution is possible then.


I still haven’t hooked it up, but I have all the manuals, pens and cables. A “Driver”might send a bunch of stuff that is not appropriate for vinyl cutting. But if a pen skips or runs out of ink, you’re sunk, gotta re-plot it. Posted on Apr 28, Just checked that link.

SOLVED: Calcomp plotter designmate I – Fixya

They were however way cool to watch. Set up the plotter per the cxlcomp parameters. It seems that the plotter stays on line for a set period of time regardless of the size of the drawing to be plotted.

I am using signgo,win xp. Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions. Mine was a CalComp but I can’t remember the model number.