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Build-It Hawaii

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  1. Sorry if this has been answered before. I am going through the Simpson Strong Tie CDs and importing their DWG orthogonal drawings one by one. The CDs do not allow viewing on the Mac other than through Adobe Acrobat. Is there a way to drag and drop the folder of DWG?s and have them come out the other end viewable at the very least, editable preferred? Thank you, William buildithawaii@verizon.net
  2. I have just purchased a HP 120nr for plotting. I have found no problems printing different size sheets (18"x24" & 24"x36") from the roll feeder. The color and line weights are excellent, clean and crisp. Line weights of 1 show up, where as before on the HP 488, I had to use 6. The paper I use is Dietzgen 20 lb. inkjet bond, 24?x150? rolls, model number 730 (730245U). For vellums to create blue lines, I use the 772 (772245U). I have also used this printer for a photographic poster that printed very life like. I use Mac OS 10.2.8, VectorWorks 9.5.2 and 10.1. I have hooked up the printer via USB. The wait time for the printer to respond after the print button is pressed is 1 minute 34 seconds. A typical residential floor plan printed on 18"x24" roll feed sheets takes about 2 minutes 18 seconds. I will try and use the ethernet connection to see if that increases the throughput speed to the printer. The fan noise is no louder than the fan on the back of my Mac. I have found that it does generate quite a bit of heat if left on all day. The appearance is more modern than the old HP488 that it replaced. The size is quite bulky. I have a 24"x48" table dedicated just for the printer. I have also had success refilling the ink cartridges myself (all six) using IMS inks purchased from Cost-Co for around 15 bucks. Quite a savings over the $240 replacement cost for original HP cartridges. The trick is not to over fill and use pressure on the pumps when sealing to create the negative pressure inside the well. Summery: The HP120nr at around $1600 is a good plotter with no problems so far.
  3. I have just purchased a HP 120nr for plotting. I have found no problems printing different size sheets (18"x24" & 24"x36") from the roll feeder. The color and line weights are excellent, clean and crisp. I have also used this printer for a photographic poster that printed very life like. I use Mac OS 10.2.8, VectorWorks 9.5.2 and 10.1. I have hooked up the printer via USB. The wait time for the printer to respond after the print button is pressed is 1 minute 34 seconds. A typical residential floor plan printed on 18"x24" roll feed sheets takes about 2 minutes 18 seconds. The fan noise is no louder than the fan on the back of my Mac. I have found that it does generate quite a bit of heat if left on all day. The appearance is more modern than the old HP488 that it replaced. The size is quite bulky. I have a 24"x48" table dedicated just for the printer. I have also had success refilling the ink cartridges myself (all six) using IMS inks purchased from Cost-Co for around 15 bucks. Quite a savings over the $240 replacement cost for original HP cartridges. The trick is not to over fill and use pressure on the pumps when sealing to create the negative pressure inside the well. Summery: The HP120nr at around $1600 is a good plotter.

 

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