Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Plot styles, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Plot styles manage the way that AutoCAD translates…the line data of our objects…to the lines on the printed page.…We'll go to File,…Plot Styles,…open up the Plot Styles folder,…and here we can see all the default plot styles…that AutoCAD comes with.…Notice that we see .ctb and .stb files.…We'll get into the difference…in just a moment.…For now, let's take a look…at the monochrome .ctb file.…Monochrome prints all the lines…at the weight that was set…either by the layer,…or if you chose a line weight…for certain objects in the Properties Inspector,…it will print at that line weight.…
The most common method used by firms…is to create a proprietary plot style…based off the monochrome style,…which uses colors to print different line weights.…Most firms find that 255 different colors…enough to use a color dependent plot style,…which basically means that a line width…is associated with a color…rather than any other setting in the drawing.…Which colors plot at which weights…is completely up to you.…You may want your white lines to be thin…
- 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
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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