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Autodesk AutoCAD: Plotting, Publishing and Scaling Tutorial

Plotting, publishing and scaling drawings in AutoCAD is easy, regardless of what you might think! With the appropriate use of viewports, page setups and scaling, you can easily communicate your design intent, making you more effective! This intermediate level course provides you with the skills needed to develop your AutoCAD knowledge to an expert level, giving you the ability to plot, publish and scale with ease, impressing your customers and colleagues! Work files are included. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.

*This course uses AutoCAD 2010 for videos and Work Files. Some of the ribbon, toolbar and menu settings may differ slightly on previous versions of AutoCAD.


Printing & Plotting

The STARTUP Variable

The STARTUP Dialog Box
AutoCAD 2009 - Menu Browser
AutoCAD 2010 - Application Menu


The Model Tab
Using Units - Imperial
Using Units - Metric
Setting Your Limits
Using Zoom
Working In Modelspace

Layouts (Paperspace)

The Layout Tab
Creating New Layouts
Layouts from Templates

Page Setup Manager

Creating a Page Setup
Model Tab - Page Setups pt. 1
Model Tab - Page Setups pt. 2
Layouts - Page Setups
Modifying Page Setups
Importing Page Setups


Default Viewports - Options
Named Views
Viewports - Model
Viewports - Layout
Polygonal Viewports
Clipping Viewports
Making Viewports from Objects

Plotting to Scale

Viewport Scale
Annotation Scale
Annotative Scaling
Adding an Annotative Scale
Annotative Scaling from Model

Quick View

Quick View Layouts
Quick View Drawings
New Layouts in Quick View
Plotting from Quick View
Publishing from Quick View

Plotting Styles

Using a Plot Style
Creating a Plot Style
Color - Dependant Plot Styles - CTB
Named Plot Styles - STB
Changing Plot Styles

Setting Up a Plotter

Adding a Plotter
Plotter Drivers
Configuring Your Plotter

Plotting to Hardcopy

Plot Orientation
Selecting Your Plotter
Customizing Plot Sizes
Plot Preview

Plotting Electronically

Plotting to DWF
Plotting to DWFx
Plotting to PDF
Plotting to DGN
DWF Writer
Autodesk Design Review
Viewing PDF Files

Publishing Your Drawings

The Publish Dialog Box
Renaming Sheets
Removing Sheets
Plot Stamps
Saving Your Sheet Lists

Setting Up a Title Block

Layer Settings
Drawing Your Title Block pt. 1
Drawing Your Title Block pt. 2
Drawing Your Title Block pt. 3
Page Size & Setup
Using Fields
Using Attributes
Saving as a Block

Template Title Blocks - DWT

Using a DWT File
Creating a DWT Easily!
Storing DWT Title Blocks


Exercise 1 - Setup
Exercise 2 - Layers
Exercise 3 - Title Block pt. 1
Exercise 4 - Title Block pt. 2
Exercise 5 - Page Size & Setup
Exercise 6 - Adding Layouts
Exercise 7 - Viewports
Exercise 8 - Scaling
Exercise 9 - Properties pt. 1
Exercise 10 - Properties pt. 2
Exercise 11 - Fields pt. 1
Exercise 12 - Fields pt. 2
Exercise 13 - Attributes pt. 1
Exercise 14 - Attributes pt. 2
Exercise 15 - Block
Exercise 16 - Editing Blocks
Exercise 17 - DWT
Exercise 18 - Publish Settings
Exercise 19 - Viewing DWFs


Wrap Up


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