Chapter 12. Laying Out and Printing Your Drawings

Printing in AutoCAD is a bit more complicated than in other applications—for a good reason. You'll often be required to print a drawing multiple times over the course of a project, and you'll want your drawings to be consistent from one print to the next. And since AutoCAD is a graphics program, you'll spend a greater amount of time laying out your drawings on a sheet in order to visually organize your work.

This chapter covers two aspects of printing: preparing your drawing's final appearance in a layout view and printing your drawing. With a layout view, you can get an idea of how your drawing will look before you commit it to paper.

With AutoCAD's print features you can store your printer settings ...

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