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Fri, Apr 7, 2006 at 5:09:49 PM | Problems plotting




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My firm is having problems printing to our KIP from Revit. All the lines are too light. Plots turn out alright on our HP1055 wide-format inkjet but it's much slower and less cost efficient. Anyone have any ideas or solutions? We can't mess around with the KIP's settings since only 2 of us are using Revit so far on a pilot project, and I don't want to change Revit's line weights or types, because they work well on all our other printers.

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Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 9:57:43 AM | Problems plotting




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I use KIP and for the first time yesterday I got it to work properly. I had to print them all as .prn then go to the folder and change them all to .plt It actually worked! they came out the right size and lineweights and everything!

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Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 8:00:15 PM | Problems plotting




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Greetings,  What drivers are you using from Kip Request to the Kip Plotter?  or are you using DWF plot files instead of PRN?

Thanks, James

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Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 8:15:58 AM | Problems plotting




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I have KIP Request 6, plotting to Kip 8000. I'm working on finding out my driver.

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Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 9:48:27 AM | Problems plotting




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My company had some bumps along the road as well when we got our KIP.

KIP actually made an edited driver to deal with some issues when communicating with Revit. With the original driver, we were getting black boxes for some filled regions and for image files on the sheets (like our logo or cover page maps). We also had doors not being printed and certain dimension lines missing. Those issues were random as far as we could tell. The KIP driver edited for Revit (installed about 8 months ago) fixed all that.

I can't see any version number on the installer, but ask your KIP provider to contact KIP for the driver installer made to work with Revit. The header info on our .ppd file for installing (KIP 5000 file is kipgs600.ppd) has the following (not sure if it helps):

*PPD-Adobe: "4.3"

*FormatVersion: "4.3"

*FileVersion: "2.0"

*LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1

*LanguageVersion: English

*Product: " (KIP PS Windows Driver)"

*PSVersion: " (2015.105) 9"*Manufacturer: "KIP America"

*ModelName: "KIP PS Windows Driver"

*ShortNickName: "KIP"

*NickName: "KIP"*PCFileName: "KIPGS600.PPD"

As for printing, we use Vector processing with colors set to blackline. In printer properties, make sure you have the dpi set to 600. Best of luck!

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Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 3:38:20 PM | Problems plotting




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I know that this forum is old but I'm having problems ploting with revit when my file gets too large so I had to remove all the shadows...cuase keeping them was madly impossible even I tried many ways :

1) when ploting directly from my revit: takes so much time than one can stand..(that's what drives me crasy!)

2) ploting an exported DWF copy of the project..the very same problem happens (long waiting time with no results )

so I wonder if someone can tell me why is that happening and what i can do about it...

and one more question :

can I print to .prn and use that prn on other computer can use prn and how can I read it , review it , give it to the ploter ...?????

Help me please.


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