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Chapter 18. Plotting and Layouts > Using Advanced Plotting Features

Using Advanced Plotting Features

Now that you have learned all about plotting from AutoCAD, you are ready to learn about the advanced features in the plotting engine. This section includes discussion of several advanced topics involved with plotting. New in AutoCAD 2000, plot styles let you change the look of a drawing without modifying your data—with just a change of configurations, you can create different plots in the blink of an eye. This section also includes using the plotting engine to get other output from AutoCAD. Finally, this section describes alternatives to plotting.

Plot Styles

AutoCAD uses a new feature, called plot styles, to control the way an object will look when it plots. The default for plot styles in AutoCAD makes objects plot the same way they look on the screen. Up to now, this chapter has ignored plot styles and has used them in exactly this default way. However, plot styles grant you lots of flexibility when you are plotting to change the way your drawings look.


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