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AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland

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Chapter 15. Printing an AutoCAD Drawing

  • Setting up a drawing to be printed

  • Using the Plot dialog box

  • Assigning lineweights to layers in your drawing

  • Selecting the part of your drawing to print

  • Previewing a print

  • Printing a layout

  • Publishing multiple layouts

  • Looking at plot styles

With today's equipment, there is no difference between printing and plotting. Printing used to refer to smaller-format printers and plotting referred to pen plotters, most of which were for plotting large sheets. But the terms are now used interchangeably. Pen plotters have universally been virtually replaced by large-format inkjet or laser plotters with a few additional settings not commonly found on other printing devices. Otherwise, as far as AutoCAD is concerned, the differences ...

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