GDSPLOT/W converts GDSII files into a raster plot format suitable for large format color or monochrome plotters. The program does the raster computations on the workstation - the plotter's CPU and memory is not used. With a powerful workstation even very large chips can be plotted quickly.
GDSPLOT handles very large files by subdividing the job internally into a series of smaller strips depending on the computer's available RAM memory. Each portion of the page that is plotted is called a "band." The band size is determined by the overall page width and the amount of RAM available to store raster data for that band.