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Chapter 20. Productive Plotting > Configuring a Plotter - Pg. 423

Productive Plotting · AutoCAD's ePlot feature 423 The following sections step you through the process of creating a plot, starting with configuring a printer and a plotter, then proceeding to defining plot styles and page setups, and finishing with plotting the drawing. The exercises do not require you to have access to a printer or plotter. Configuring a Plotter The first step in plotting drawings from AutoCAD is configuring the plot devices intended for plotting. By configuring the printers and plotters to which AutoCAD will plot, you can predefine certain output properties, and later refine them with plot styles and page setups. AutoCAD supports many printers and plotters, and ships with a variety of drivers. The drivers allow AutoCAD to communicate with the printers and plotters, including those that support raster and PostScript file formats. The device drivers support many plotting devices, including Hewlett-Pack- ard, Xerox, and Océ plotters. Additionally, AutoCAD can plot to Windows system printers, which is any device that is listed in the Windows Printer Folder, including Adobe Acrobat PDFWriter, which allows you to create PDF files. Note The Windows Printer Folder is accessed from the Windows Start menu by choosing Set- tings, Printers. The Autodesk Plotter Manager The Autodesk Plotter Manager allows you to easily configure non-system and Windows system plotter and printer devices. You can use it to configure AutoCAD to use local and network plotters