printps [options] .3d file ...
Printps produces PostScript output for use with PostScript printers and plotters. It's also the recommended way to print on Linux (the Linux printing system accepts PostScript and converts it to the format your printer needs.
The configuration file print.ini, which sets various features for each printer. See the 'Printer Settings' section for details. Even if your printer is not standard you should be able get it to work by customising one of the supplied definitions.
The command line options are:
When you run the printer driver you will be asked if you want a plan or elevation (enter <P>, or <E>) - the default is plan. Then enter values for the desired plot view. These values correspond to those displayed in the bottom right hand corner when using Aven (or the top right when using caverot). You would usually use Aven or caverot to pick the best view and then note the angles before running the Printer Driver. This will be integrated soon.
For a plan enter bearing up the page, in degrees, 0 indicating North at the top of the page (the default).
For an elevation enter the angle of view (i.e. the compass bearing from which the scene is viewed), and angle of tilt, where 0 is horizontal, - is looking down from above, and + is looking up from below, so -90 is the same as plan view.
For an extended elevation, no viewing angles are needed.
You'll be told the scale needed to fit the plot on one page, and be asked what scale you want to use. The you're told how many pages this will take (and the arrangement of those pages (e.g. 6 pages (2x3)) and have the opportunity to print, quit, or change the scale (so you can repeat this process until you have a scale and number of pages you are happy with).
You can then print all the pages, a range of pages, or any arbitrary list of pages and ranges (handy for when your printer mangles a page).
3dtopos(1), aven(1), cad3d(1), cavern(1), diffpos(1), extend(1), printdm(1), printhpgl(1), printpcl(1), sorterr(1), svxedit(1), xcaverot(1), print.ini(5)