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Mastering AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010 by George Omura

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Chapter 9. Understanding Plot Styles

To gain full control over the appearance of your output, you'll want to know about plot style tables. By using plot style tables, you can control how colors are translated into plotted lineweights and how area fills are converted into shades of gray or screened colors in your printer or plotter output. You can also control other aspects of how the plotter draws each object in a drawing.

If you don't use plot style tables, your plotter will produce output as close as possible to what you see in the drawing editor, including colors. With plot style tables, you can force all the colors to print as black, and you can also assign a fill pattern or a screen to a color. This can be useful for charts and maps that require ...

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