When you use a layout tab to prepare your drawing
for plotting, you follow a series of steps in a process.
You design the
subject of your drawing on the Model tab (in model space) and
prepare it for plotting on a layout tab (in paper space).
There is one
Model tab and one or more layout tabs at the bottom of the drawing
can be hidden, appearing instead as buttons on the status bar at
the bottom-center of the application window.
prepare a layout, you typically step through the following
Create a model of your subject on the Model tab.
Click a layout tab.
Specify layout page settings such as plotting device, paper
size, plot area, plot scale, and drawing orientation.
Insert a title block into the layout (unless you have started
with a drawing template that already has a title block).
Create a new layer to be used for layout viewports.
Create layout viewports and position them on the layout.
Set the orientation, scale, and layer visibility of the view in
each layout viewport.
Add dimensions and annotate in the layout as needed.
Turn off the layer containing the layout viewports.
Plot your layout.
You can also use
annotative objects if you want to annotate
your drawing in model space and scale the annotations
automatically. For information about using annotative objects and
scaling annotations automatically, see