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- Creating quick plots
- Choosing line weights
- Organizing layouts
- Sizing text, dimensions, and multileaders using the Annotative property
- Changing a drawing's plot scale
- Creating custom scales
- Plotting to PDF and DWF
- Packaging and sending drawings using eTransmit
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Jeff Bartels. Welcome to AutoCAD Essentials 6. In this title, we'll explore how AutoCAD helps us transition our designs from concept to construction. We'll start by looking at plotting. Whether you're creating a quick worksheet, or a formal exhibit, I'll show you how you can easily create hard copies of your drawings that are printed to a measurable scale. Next, we'll learn how to tie our annotations to the plot scale. In the event a drawing is printed to a scale other than 1:1, AutoCAD's annotative property will ensure the text, dimensions and call-outs are properly sized on the printed sheet.
We'll also explore how to share our drawings with others, even if they're not using the same CAD program as we are. Along the way, we'll look at the DWF file format. Using DWF's, your clients can view and mark up your drawings without needing any CAD package at all. Finally, I'll give you an opportunity to take the skills you've learned in this title, and apply them to a small project. So, whenever you're ready, follow me and we'll get started.