Once you have completed a drawing, you can use a number of methods to output the drawing. You can plot the drawing on paper or create a file for use with another application. In either case, you select the plot settings.
To print a single layout or part of a drawing, use the Plot dialog box.
Understanding terms and concepts that relate to plotting makes your first plotting experience in the program easier.
Before plotting a drawing, you must select a printer or plotter. The device you select affects the printable area of the drawing.
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.
In the Plot dialog box, select the paper size that you want to use.
There are several ways to position a drawing on the paper. You can specify the printable area, set the position of the plot, and set the drawing orientation.
You can control how objects are plotted by setting the plot scale, by using plot styles and plot style tables, and by setting an object's layer properties.
It is good practice to generate a preview of the plotted drawing before sending the drawing to the printer or plotter. Generating a preview saves time and material.
You can export or plot your drawings in a number of formats, including DWF, DXF, PDF, and Windows metafile (WMF). You can also output your drawings in image formats using specially designed plotter drivers.