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Chapter 18. Plotting and Layouts > Changes to Plotting in Release 2000

Changes to Plotting in Release 2000

Plotting changed considerably in this release of AutoCAD. If you have ever used plotting in previous versions of AutoCAD, you have probably already noticed that there are many differences. Although this is not meant to be a comprehensive comparison of the differences between previous versions and AutoCAD 2000, this section gives you a few details that might help you make the jump from one version to the other. For more information, AutoCAD has a built-in set of help instructions just for you. The first time you try to plot, AutoCAD asks if you would like to see the Fast Track to Plotting Help. This is help designed specifically for users who are familiar with previous releases.

New Plotter Drivers

The biggest change from previous releases is the removal of the old ADI drivers. These have been replaced by HDI (Heidi) drivers, as well as by better support of the Windows system drivers. AutoCAD ships with a few HDI drivers, including one for HPGL/2, but some older plotters (ones that do not emulate HPGL/2 and that do not have Windows system drivers) are no longer supported by AutoCAD. They will work if someone writes an HDI or Windows system driver for them in the future.


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