When plotting a drawing, you must specify the area
of the drawing to plot. The Plot dialog box provides the following
options under Plot Area.
Layout or Limits. When plotting a
layout, plots everything within the printable area of the specified
paper size, with the origin calculated from 0,0 in the layout. When
plotting the Model tab, plots the entire drawing area defined by
the grid limits. If the current viewport does not display a plan
view, this option has the same effect as the Extents option.
Extents. Plots the portion of the
current space of the drawing that contains objects. All geometry in
the current space is plotted. The drawing might be regenerated to
recalculate the extents before plotting.
Display. Plots the view in the current
viewport in the Model tab or the current paper space view in a
View. Plots a view saved previously
with the VIEW command. You
can select a named view from the list provided. If there are no
saved views in the drawing, this option is unavailable.
Window. Plots any portion of the
drawing you specify. Click the Window button to use a pointing
device to specify opposite corners of the area to be plotted, or
enter coordinate values.