What's new in the SPLOT software:
The news listed here are only the major improvements.
Each new release contains also bug fixes, minor improvements etc.
SPLOT for Windows v7.04
Improved Standalone Batch mode.
SPLOT for Windows v7.03
Improved Windows Shell integration.
Czech version available.
SPLOT for Windows v7.02
Printing in 'Image mode'.
SPLOT for Windows v7.01
Watch folder function to automatically print or convert the changed or new plot files.
SPLOT for Windows v7.00
Export to raster formats (TIFF, PNG, JPEG, BMP, WMP).
Full Unicode support.
64-bit version available (in one installation package with the 32-bit version).
Windows Shell integration (in Windows Explorer context menu).
The system requirement is now Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or higher.
SPLOT for Windows v6.04
Support for PDF XChange drivers version 5.
SPLOT for Windows v6.03
Headers/Footers and Watermarks for PDF XChange export.
SPLOT for Windows v6.02
PDF export can be done in 'Image mode'. In this mode the
drawing is completely rasterized before converted to the
PDF format. This method is useful if the used PDF engine
is unable to convert your plot file in normal mode.
SPLOT for Windows v6.01
Standalone batch mode (see online help).
Export in PDF format can be done with alternative engine.
SPLOT for Windows v6.00
SPLOT has now LITE and PRO versions which have different functionality
level and price (visit SPLOT web site for details).
Integrated PDF viewer.
Integrated PDF markup tool (PRO only).
The system requirement is now Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 or higher.
SPLOT for Windows v5.20
Full support of ZIP archives.
You can directly access (view, print, export etc.) the plot files
stored in ZIP archives. ZIP archives and their content are easily
accesible through the embedded file explorer.
New unique SPLOT archive format for easy and secure plot files sharing.
SPLOT for Windows v5.11
Better PDF support (transparent bitmaps etc.).
Possibility to use black background or color inversion to
enhance on screen visibility.
SPLOT for Windows v5.10
Export in PDF format (incl. batch processing).
E-mail support (incl. batch processing).
Improved Print dialog with direct access to the most used options.
SPLOT for Windows v5.01
SPLOT for Windows v5.00
Aerial view enables overall view and navigation in zoom mode.
Ruler with many options, custom units and scaling.
Full screen mode.
Configurable status bar.
Virtual folders in file explorer allow to use and manage custom
lists as folders.
Improved HTML based help.
The system requirement is now Win98/Me or Win2000/XP or higher.
The recommended system is Win2000/XP or higher.
SPLOT for Windows v4.10
Batch support for file print, export and send functions.
Partial PCL support for HP DesignJet 500, 5000 & 800 models.
All HP-GL based pen plotter types are now grouped together in
one bundle sold as one plotter type (driver) only (i.e. the
price for all these drivers is now the same as price for one
SPLOT for Windows v4.01
Improved and optimized RTL bitmap support. The main new
feature is a bitmap banding which allows to process bitmaps
with arbitrary size and dimension (see the Preferences dialog
The new 'Send to' function enables to directly send (i.e. copy)
the viewed file to a communication port or device.
SPLOT for Windows v4.00
Support of multi-page plot files (try the enclosed
New plotter type named 'HP-GL/2 Viewer' with search extents
capability. It can be used as a general HPGL2 or HPGL viewer,
however note that it is based on the HP-GL/2 raster device
Embedded file explorer with file management (copy, move,
Used a true multi-threaded environment.
The system requirements are now Win95/98/Me or Win NT4.0/2000/XP.
SPLOT for Windows v3.20
Added export to the metafile (Windows or Enhanced) format.
The metafile can be also copied to the Windows clipboard.
Added so called tiled print feature which enables to print
scaled images on more pages (in case they cannot fit to one
Printer setup is now saved and re-used (except Win32s).
You should change printer selection in the 'Printer Select'
dialog to enable re-using of the saved printer setup also when
printer selection changes (see on-line help for details).
SPLOT for Windows v3.12
Added 'watch file' capability to automatically reflect changes
in the opened file.
Added DDE support for file associations. With DDE support
enabled each plot file opened from Windows Explorer will be
sent to the same instance of SPLOT. See the Setup utility.
A last used file and/or directory can be re-used.
See the Preferences dialog.
SPLOT now saves and restores size and position
of all its windows.
SPLOT for Windows v3.11
A last used plotter type is now saved and re-used.
Enhanced export to the DXF format can now use polylines.
Added export to the DXB (drawing interchange binary) format
(please don't confuse with binary DXF). Use this format if you
have problems to import a SPLOT DXF output to AutoCAD (applies
to AutoCAD rel. 13 and above).
To load a DXB file in AutoCAD enter the DXBIN command.
SPLOT for Windows v3.10
Added tool bar and status bar. The minimum system requirement
is now Win95 or WinNT v3.51 or Win32s v1.3.
Added Page Setup dialog which allows to set also print margins.
The screen rotation is now reflected in printing.
Added possibility of additional plotter rotation via forcing
of the RO instruction over the plotted file.
The screen drawing can be arbitraty aligned in window.
For improvements in HP-GL/2 support see the HPGL2.TXT file.
SPLOT for Windows v3.00
This is the first release of 32-bit version of the
SPLOT program running under Win32s, WinNT or Win95.