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AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond by Lee Ambrosius

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Outputting Drawings

Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawing files are the living documents that an engineer or a drafter creates to communicate the product or building being designed. Typically before a design is brought from the digital to the physical world, it goes through a series of reviews and then final sign-off with the customer. As part of the review and sign-off process, it is common practice to output a drawing file to an electronic file or hardcopy—known as paper.

Plotting is the most common way of outputting a drawing, whether to an electronic file or to a hardcopy. You indicate which layouts to plot and plot settings to use. Plot settings can ...

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