PLT (also HPGL) is the standard language for printing line drawings created by Hewlett-Packard. HPGL is supported by many CAD programs, charting programs and word processors.

LEADTOOLS supports HPGL and HPGL/2.

This file format is not supported in the non-vector toolkits. Read support and write support for this format are provided in the LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging Pro toolkit and are unlocked when the Vector features are unlocked.

The file constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
FILE_PLT Yes Yes [137] PLT.

When PLT files are rasterized, they are 4 BPP.

The following table indicates which objects LEAD can load and which objects it can save:

Object Load Save
Arc Supported Supported
Circle Supported Supported
Lines Supported Supported
Pie Supported Supported
PolyDraw Supported Not Supported
Polygons Supported Not Supported
Polyline Supported Not Supported
Rectangle Supported Supported
Text Supported Not Supported

Required DLL: LFPCL. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

This format does not support LEAD's redirected IO feature, therefore it cannot be used with  LMemoryFile::LoadMemory, LMemoryFile::Save, or  LFile::FeedLoad.

Related Formats: CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile, CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange Format, DGN - Intergraph Format, DRW - Micrografx Designer DRaWing, DWF - DWF Format, DWG - DWG Format, DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, EMF - Windows Metafile Formats, GBR - Gerber Format, PCL - Printer Command Language Format, PCT - Macintosh Pict Format, PDF - Portable Document FormatPS - PostScript Document FormatRTF - Rich Text Format, SHP - ESRI Shape FormatSVG - Scalable Vector Graphics Format, VEC - LEADTOOLS Vector Dump Format, VPG - WordPerfect Vector Format, WMF - Windows Metafile Formats, NAP - North American Presentation Layer Protocol Syntax (NAPLPS), WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format

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