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A FORTRAN IV program was written to drive the pen plotter, but it was a matter of some complexity.
"Now our department--which consists of 25 faculty, 40 graduate students, and a lot of undergraduates--create their own graphs with SigmaPlot and generate them automatically on a large, fancy pen plotter."
It could take up to half an hour to plot one of these large drawings on the pen plotter and, during that time, the PCs remained idle - drafters could not plot and continue with the drawing session.
Architectural students also use the two Plotmaster units to create floor plans and side views because of their ability to emulate a pen plotter.