NOTE: Topic title is now out-of-date; I've re-run my tests in 9.01; the text below reflects my 9.01 testing.
I'm new to ViewCompanion, which we purchased to convert Calcomp files to PDF. My organization has a fair number (about 5000) Calcomp files in our PLM system. Back in the day, Calcomp was a convenient format to document design drawings, etc.
I've had good results so far using ViewCompanion 9.01 - for about 2/3's of these files.
The remaining files that I've converted fail in one of 3 ways:
- ViewCompanion claims "Format Not Recognized"
- ViewCompanion creates a view - but it appears to be a series of partially-determined vectors randomly distributed across the page
- ViewCompanion creates a view - but it's completely blank
I've included screen shots below, for reference.
The interesting part: I've tested files for each of the above cases; they each plot on an Oce ColorWave plotter without problem; the resulting paper drawing is what I expect.
Question: Are there settings within ViewCompanion that can help read these Calcomp files - or other tricks I may not be aware of?
Yes, I'd like to supply sample files that exhibit these behaviors for testing - but I'd have to work through my company's legal department.
Any insights or suggestions appreciated!