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Unable to print ERD to HP Designjet PLotter

Using TDM 4.1.5.8 - Can someone tell me if TDM supports HP plotters? I get the following exception when I go to File -> Page Format, select the HP plotter and page size, then click Apply.

Exception:

2.1 Date : Tue, 14 May 2013 10:27:29 -0700
2.2 Address : 0050CD69
2.3 Module Name : TDM.exe - (Toad Data Modeler)
2.4 Module Version: 4.1.5.8
2.5 Type : EPrinter
2.6 Message : Printer selected is not valid.
2.7 ID : 8EEC
2.8 Count : 1
2.9 Status : New
2.10 Note :

If I start TDM go to Page Format and don’t click apply, then when I try to print, it tells me that it does not support the font “Arial”.

I have a 100+ db table model and printing on large format is essential.

Using Microsoft Visio 2010, I’m able to reverse engineer my Oracle schema, generate the ERD and plot it to the HP plotter, but Visio is limited, in that it does not include the table attribute data types.

Please advise. Thanks. Oscar

Hi,

there are known issues with HP plotters, we alredy did various improvements and bug fixes, unfortunately we are not able to test all available HP plotters. As a quick workaround I can only recommend you to download some PDF printer, print the model to PDF and then send the PDF to the plotter.

Regards,

Vaclav