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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to … the Basics of AutoCAD Printing

Dieter Schlaepfer
September 28, 2016

At some point in the course of nearly every design project, you’ll want to output a drawing layout to a printer, a plotter, or a PDF file. Because you might need several types of outputs, AutoCAD makes it easy for you to save your settings in named page setups for each of them. These page setups store settings—such as sheet size, scale, output device, and format—so that, once specified, you can simply choose a page setup for the result you want.

Get up to speed on the basics of AutoCAD printing with a visit to …AutoCAD Quick Access toolbar for plotting. Hitchhiker's Guide to Basics of ... AutoCAD printing.

AutoCAD plot dialog. Hitchhiker's Guide to Basics of ... AutoCAD printing.


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Dieter Schlaepfer

Dieter Schlaepfer is a principal technical writer at Autodesk, Inc., creating AutoCAD documentation and training guides. In prior employment he provided on-site consultative CAD/CAM/CAE training to manufacturing, architecture, engineering, and construction firms. He has over 35 years of experience in the field, and he specializes in 3D modeling, training, and technical writing.

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