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Kip 3000 Printer Driver - Issues with Windows 7 and Civil 3D

Kip-3000-driver-windows-7-stressedI recently spoke with some folks in AEC who are having compatibility issues with Windows 7 and Kip print drivers for Starprint systems. A specific common thread seems to be the 64-bit version of Windows 7.

Here's the background of one of those users. First, I think it is important to point out that he installed the driver specifically to print from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011.

The real trouble started when he tried to install a Kip 3000 driver through the Plot Manager of Civil 3D and got an "Access Denied" error. He went through the motions, even copying the driver to his local drive and server. He again had failed installations from those locations. He went on to explain that Kip's Tech Support was not much help on this matter. 

For whatever reason, Kip just can't get this figured out. I love it when my competitors do the hard work for me!

I can tell you with 100% certainty, that Oce wide-format systems are fully compliant across all Windows Platforms. That includes Windows 7 - 64 bit. 

Get the manual for the Oce Windows Print Driver R1.18. Check out page 11 for system requirements. It clearly states that Windows 7 is supported.

I can tell you that we have helped several of our clients with Windows 7, both 32 and 64 bit, install the new Oce WPD and they are all printing beautifully!

If you are having issues with the Kip driver, please post your comments.

Photo credit: BLW Photography


Justin and Raylene got us fixed up right away when we had plotting issues with our new 64-bit machines!
Posted @ Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:01 AM by Mike Wong
We have had the same experience as an Oce' dealer in Wisconsin. The PlotWave works perfectly with Windows 7, 64 bit systems!
Posted @ Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:43 PM by Tom Taubenheim
I have Windows 7 with the 32-bit sys 
My issue is printing PDF files directly to KIP (without running the KIP program). If I go into KIP and then print the PDF files, it works - however, the printing options do not. ie - if there are 30 pages and I only want to print page 5, 6, 10 .... it doesn't work. Printing the PDF file and printing specific pages works at other systems - when not printing from within KIP.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:16 PM by Al Arrivas
Al, thanks for your comment. PDF files tend to be a frustration for many people. Although not the favorite option, acquiring the Postscript upgrade often solves these issues.  
When I consult a customer on wide format options, I am always sure to talk in detail about PDF files. Often people don't realize how common they are these days.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:35 PM by Kevin Vaughan
Thanks Kevin - the postscript file comes embedded within the documents. The majority of the version I rec'v are pscript5.dll Ver 5.2.2. I actually think KIP just has to come out with a driver for WIN 7 - as I mentioned - the systems within the office running Vista, XP - all work fine in all aspects. At the KIP website - there's absolutely nothing for WIN 7.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:00 PM by Al Arrivas
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