Editor's note: This article was adopted from the Bentley TechNote, which contains more information about using InterPlot Organizer. TechNotes provide detailed technical and instructional information about many Bentley products.
InterPlot Organizer is a Windows application delivered with InterPlot Client/InterPlot Professional for plotting MicroStation design files, AutoCAD drawing files, raster files, and Digital Print Room files.
InterPlot Organizer allows you to work on a group of plots as a single plot set. It gives you full control over plot sets and the plots they contain. You can add, delete, and rearrange plots; view and modify the properties of individual or multiple plots; and preview and print all or some of the plots. You can also control how information about the plots in a set is displayed in the main window.
InterPlot Organizer offers you several advantages:
To start InterPlot Organizer, do one of the following:
If you started InterPlot Organizer without specifying a plot set, a Welcome dialog box appears.
The Welcome dialog box contains shortcuts for the two operations that load information into Organizer:
Creating new plot sets from files you select and opening an existing plot set.
Click the appropriate option from the Welcome to InterPlot Organizer dialog box. Click OK to dismiss the Welcome dialog box and perform the selected operation. Click Cancel to exit the Welcome dialog box without performing any operation.
Delivered with InterPlot Organizer is a tutorial designed to introduce you to InterPlot Organizer's key features. When you have completed this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of InterPlot Organizer and its features.
InterPlot Client/Professional includes an InterPlot Organizer command line interface that runs from the command prompt. You can use the command line interface to create, modify, preview, print, and archive plot sets, and to export plots from plot sets. Plot sets can be composed of MicroStation, AutoCAD, raster, and Digital Print Room data.
The InterPlot Organizer command line provides the following commands:
Create - Creates plot set filesModify - Modifies plot set filesExport - Exports plots from a plot set file as PARM filesPreview - Displays plots on the screen before printingPrint - Prints a plot setArchive - Archives a plot set file without printing
An InterPlot Organizer command line has the following syntax:
iplotorg <-qualifiers> plotset_file
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