PowerCADD to desktop pen plotter

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PowerCADD to desktop pen plotter

Post by lava » Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:47 pm

Was gifted one of these desktop pen plotters from a good friend, and did a couple of experiments with it. Its called an AxiDraw. Here is a short video of it in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mijJx49_yJw

yes, it will accept any old desktop pen - I'm using a reliable old Pilot ball liner. Will cover up to 11x17 sheet

You can see it is plotting things from back to front - you must use an intermediary vector drawing program - Inkscape - which has a compatible driver, and import your drawing via DXF. There are a few translation errors - geometry nested in library groups sometimes off scale.

This was a floor plan of a Philadelphia row house I had measured earlier this year. I'll also attach still images of some of the prints:
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plan from video
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plan with WildTools squiggle
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Greg La Vardera
www.lamidesign.com

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