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Summary

This chapter covered paper space layout basics and why you should use layouts to plot your drawings. You learned about the TILEMODE system variable and the difference between tiled and untiled, or floating, viewports. You compared model space to paper space and examined the differences between the Hide Plot and Hide Objects features. You also learned about new layout features in AutoCAD 2000 and how to use the MVSETUP command to align viewport objects relative to model space coordinates. Finally, you learned how to quickly change the Active VP Freeze values in multiple viewports simultaneously.

This chapter showed you how to productively use the layouts and paper space features in AutoCAD 2002. By using the techniques discussed, you can easily control the appearance of your final drawings and ease the time-consuming process of plotting your drawings, thereby increasing your productivity.


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