This has proven to be a popular page, so I thought I would repost it at the top, with one corrected URL, and a few more applications I have run across.
The FREE Viewers are:BIT-View
: HPGL/2, RTL, TIFF, JPGOce Publisher
: DWG, DXF, HPGL, HPGL/2, RTL, TIFF, CALS, DWF, PS, PDF, LDF.
The not-so-quite free ones:SPLOTView Companion ProRePlotCERN HPGL ViewerFplotEteCadPentaLogix ViewMatePloCompCadSoftTools ABViewerCadViewer
If you think you might want to convert a PLT file to a DWG or DXF file, check this out
If you use any of these applications, let me know how it goes.
Posted 3/16/2006 07:04:00 PM
Comment from: Wes
Date: May 16, 2007 at 10:05:00 AM CDT
Govert has some great tools too that are related, here is his webpage:
Keep up the good work
Date: June 13, 2007 at 4:27:00 AM CDT
I'd appreciate if you could add SCP's DaylightRIP (www.scp.de) and reprocontrol.net (www.reprocontrol.net) to the list of the "not so free" viewers. Both are commercial applications for viewing, printing, converting and plotmanagement.
- Michael Keukert
Comment from: R.K. McSwain
Date: June 13, 2007 at 9:02:00 AM CDT
Both of those products look like applications that function only within a hardware/software system, similar to Oce Repro Desk (which is not in the list either). I'll leave your comment though.
Date: March 20, 2008 at 3:31:00 PM CDT
I use SPLOT for years and like it very much. It offers very useful functions in trimming, zoom, plot, measuring, size calculation, batch functions, Explorer tools and a very fine handling of HP-RTL data (this is where some other viewers have a lot of problems).