Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Plot to PDF, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
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- Exercise Files
- I mentioned in a previous video…that AutoCAD for Mac allows us to plot…directly to a PDF file.…This is very handy,…especially as we move into a paper-free world.…I'll go up to File, and Print.…Make sure that my paper size is set.…And I can go down here to Print Preview.…Print Preview actually creates…a temporary PDF file…of a preview of my drawing.…The other option is to go down here to PDF,…which is available in all Mac OS X printing applications.…
From here, I have again,…opened my PDF in Preview,…which is the same as clicking the button here.…I can also save directly as a PDF,…add a PDF directly to my iBooks account,…mail the PDF,…or even send the PDF directly via Messages.…I'm gonna click Save as PDF,…and save it as Lynda Plot 1,…here in my Plotting & Sharing exercise folder.…I'll click Save,…and AutoCAD creates the PDF for me.…
I wanna look at one other option,…and that includes exporting your files…directly as a PDF.…Again, I'm gonna save this directly…in the Plotting & Sharing folder.…And I'm gonna call this Lynda Plot 2.…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
AutoCAD 2015 Essential Trainingwith Scott Onstott8h 35m Beginner
Up and Running with AutoCAD for Macwith Jim LaPier1h 45m Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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