Plotting is the term for producing output using a large-format printer, which is networked or directly connected to an AutoCAD® workstation, or exporting to an electronic drawing format. There is much more to plotting a drawing or publishing an entire sheet set than clicking the Print icon, however. Before you can successfully print, you must learn to configure a plotter and a plot style table; you’ll then learn how to create professional output from model space and/or paper space. As you’ll see in this chapter, you’ll also have the option to keep everything in digital format and export DWF or PDF files that can be shared on the Internet with your partners and clients.
In this chapter, you’ll learn to: