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  • The Plug Track functions are experimental and still being developed. Some of the earlier pages of this topic are now out-of-date.

    For an updated overview of this project see this post.   For some practical modelling aspects of using Plug Track see The Book of Plug Track.

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    Some pages of this and other topics include contributions from members who are creating and posting their own CAD designs for 3D printing and laser-cutting. Do not confuse them with Templot's own exported CAD files.

Wont print!

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I want to print three A4 sheets to cover an 0 gauge turnout as a trial. I have calibrated the printer (it printed out the calibration sheets with no problems) and chosen the sheet to print but 30 minutes later, it still says 'Creating a preview file...(1 pages)' and underneath, rather cheekily asks me to 'Please wait for a few minutes!' The Printer manager says it is 'Spooling'. Any suggestions?
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Martin Wynne

West of the Severn UK
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@Nick coppin

Hi Nick,

That message is from your printer, not from Templot.

However, if it printed the calibration pages ok, it should be able to print the template pages one at a time, at least.

If you used the print now! function, use the output > print menu items instead:


Select a page in the list, click the button for each page, followed by the yellow omit all remaining button. Very tedious.

Or try de-selecting the Preview option in the Printer Preferences, which might look like this (or might not):


p.s. don't forget to click this button, even if it is still showing the "please wait" message:



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