The Send to... process allows you to send the file to a given printer or port or e-mail recipient.
By this way you can directly send (copy) the file to a device (printer, plotter etc.) attached to your computer. The file is sent directly without any modification. For example you can send just viewed HP-GL/2 file to your HP-GL/2 plotter for a direct plotting (see example bellow).
There are available these target types:
Please note that the ‘Printer’ term means here a printer software driver installed in the system and it can represent a device of any type, i.e. some hardware device attached to your computer (printer, plotter, fax machine etc.) or a pure software ‘device’ (e.g. PDF writer). The sense of the Send command in SPLOT is to send the plot file in an unmodified form to a device which can directly interpret this plot file (e.g. HP-GL/2 plotter), certainly it has no sense to send the plot file to a fax machine or PDF writer (here has sense only the Print command). So please be really careful when using the Send command. You must know that the target device is able to process the sent data (mostly HP-GL, HP-GL/2 or HP-RTL data). Otherwise the result can be unpredictable.
You have an HP DesignJet plotter attached to serial port COM1. You have two options how to send (copy, i.e. directly plot) the just viewed file on your plotter:
In both cases the port settings must match communication settings of your plotter.
To start the Send to process use the corresponding dialog under the File menu.