Submitting a plot though PDS results in a batch job being submitted to a queue that can be viewed using Batch Manager. This batch job will send its output to a specified printer. In the Windows environment, Print Manager handles spooling jobs to the printer. Plot jobs submitted to a Windows batch queue open the design and reference files, prepare the I/Plot metafile, and send this output to the I/Plot client software. The I/Plot client software passes the metafile across the network to the I/Plot server software to be plotted. The I/Plot server software communicates with plotting devices through print connections.