Chapter 16

The Plot Thickens

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Configuring printers and plotters

Bullet Plotting model space

Bullet Plotting to scale

Bullet Plotting paper space layouts

Bullet Plotting with lineweights and colors

Bullet Controlling plotters with plot styles

Bullet Troubleshooting plots

Despite the infinitesimally small number of offices without a computer (or two) on every desk or in a pocket, many people still want or need to work with easily readable electronic drawings (can you spell P-D-F?) or dead-tree paper drawings. You may need to give hard-copy printouts or PDF files to less savvy colleagues who don’t have AutoCAD, or to people on construction sites where relatively delicate computers wouldn’t survive long. You may want to print hard copies to review during your bus ride home. You may even find that checking drawings ...

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