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Offline cncjerry

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GPIB Printer capture
« on: June 17, 2015, 12:10:48 am »
I have a device that prints calibration results to a GPIB printer on port 8.  I've been coding with Agilent visa using vb.net and couldn't find a way to have the PC look like a GPIB device so that a VB program could act like the printer.   I have two-way communications working with any device on the GPIB network using vb.net so that works. 

Any ideas?
 

Offline VK5RC

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Re: GPIB Printer capture
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 01:54:02 am »
Is ke5fx plotter emulation useful ?
 http://www.ke5fx.com/gpib/7470.htm
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

Offline TSL

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Re: GPIB Printer capture
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 02:40:37 am »
Besindes the excellent plotter program VK5RC mentioned, if you actually need a printer emulator, use this...

http://www.printcapture.com/

My HP 54720A only talks to printers over GPIB and that program lets me capture its output. See attached.

regards

Tim


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Offline cncjerry

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Re: GPIB Printer capture
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 06:40:00 am »
Thanks for the pointers.  I tried the printcapture program and I guess it is picking up the wrong VISA as I have Keysight and TekVisa on this machine.  I'll try downloading the NI version and go from there.

I keep thinking I should be able to do this with vb.net as it has a listener resource manager but wasn't able to get it working with the limited examples available.

I know there is a python version as well but haven't found a link.

Thanks again.
 


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