# plot export command

Syntax

plot <s > export keyword

Primary keywords:

The contents of the plot named s is exported to a file. If no plot name is specified, the current view is assumed.

This an be used to create a hardcopy of the plot image, create a version of the plot in a different file format, or create a data file that if read in the command processor will recreate the plot.

If not specified explicitly, all files created will be named “flac3d_name”, where “name” is the name of the plot being exported. The default file name extension will be specific to the kind of file being exported.

The following keywords are used to specify the export format:

bitmap <keyword ...>

renders the plot to a bitmap file. The following keywords can be used to control the format and size of the bitmap created:

dpi i

sets the dots per inch setting in the resulting file (if applicable). The default will be based on the current video display.

dpm i

sets the dots per meter setting in the resulting file (if applicable). The default will be based on the current video display.

filename s

sets the destination file name. If one is not specified, then one will be assigned. The extension determines the format, and PNG is used by default if no extension is specified. PNG, BMP, PPM, XBM, and XPM formats are supported.

size ix iy

determines the size of the bitmap (in pixels). The default is 1024 x 768.

csv <filename s >

creates a text file of data in CSV (Comma Separated Values) format, with data data from all plot items that support the conversion (e.g., charts, tables, etc.). This will be arranged in tabular form. This file can be easily imported into a spreadsheet progral like Excel, for further processing.

The filename keyword can be used to specify the file output, which will have the CSV extension by default.

datafile <filename s >

This command exports a data file that, if read with the program call command, should completely recreate the contents of the plot.

The filename keyword can be used to specify the file output, which will have the F3DAT extension by default.

dxf <filename s >

This command attempts to export the geometric contents of the plot as a DXF file. NOTE: The DXF format does not support all of the features used to generate a plot. Your results may differ substantially from the plot on the screen.

The filename keyword can be used to specify the file output, which will have the DXF extension by default.

pdf <keyword ...>

creates a PDF file of the plot.

filename s

sets the destination file name. The default extension will be PDF.

landscape

specifies use of the landscape layout. The default is portrait.

margin fx1 fx2 fy1 fy2 <inches, millimeters>

specifies the amount of margin to leave around the edges of the page in the layout (in inches or millimeters). The default is 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25 in.

paper fx fy <inches, millimeters>

specifies the paper size to use in the layout (in inches or millimeters). The default is 11.0, 8.5 in.

size ix iy

determines the size of the bitmap used to render the 3D image. By default, the current print image size setting is used. See the PRINT SIZE property in the PLOT global settings dialog and the plot print-size command.

postscript <keyword ...>

creates a Postscript file of the plot.

filename s

sets the destination file name. The default extension will be PS.

landscape

specifies use of the landscape layout. The default is portrait.

margin fx1 fx2 fy1 fy2 <inches, millimeters>

specifies the amount of margin to leave around the edges of the page in the layout (in inches or millimeters). The default is 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25 in.

paper fx fy <inches, millimeters>

specifies the paper size to use in the layout (in inches or millimeters). The default is 11.0, 8.5 in.

size ix iy

determines the size of the bitmap used to render the 3D image. By default, the current print image size setting is used. See the PRINT SIZE property in the PLOT global settings dialog and the plot print-size command.

print

sends the plot to the operating system print system. If in interactive mode, this will open up a print dialog. If running as part of a data file, the plot will be sent to the default windows printer.

svg <keyword ...>

generates a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file of the plot. The following keywords are available:

filename s

specifies which file and path to give to the SVG file. The default extension is SVG.

size ix iy

specifies the size of the bitmap portion of the plot (in pixels). By default, the current print image size setting is used. See the PRINT SIZE property in the PLOT global settings dialog and the plot print-size command.