When it comes to CAD, "plotting" refers to everything around printing and page setup, while "publishing" refers to electronic output. These techniques are intertwined in AutoCAD software. The goal of both is to clearly communicate design intent to the contractors, architects, and engineers involved in the project. Watch this course to learn how to plot and publish your own drawings effectively, using the appropriate tools and settings within AutoCAD 2016 software. We will cover scaling views, customizing page setups for layouts, and assigning plot styles to change the appearance of your drawings when they go to plot or publish. You will learn how to adjust individual settings in the Plot and Publish dialogs so you end up with smart, readable printouts, DWFs, and PDFs. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD for Mac. AIA Approved
- Learn about printing and plotting
- Learn how to work in model space versus paper space
- Learn how to create and modify page setups with the AutoCAD Page Setup Manager
- Learn how to plot electronically to DWF, DWFx, and PDF
Shaun Bryant is an Autodesk Certified Instructor in both AutoCAD and Revit Architecture with sales, support, and technical expertise, CAD managerial skills, with a total of 30 years of industry experience. Shaun has worked as a consultant, trainer, manager, and user, all of which helped him develop a diverse skillset. His career has included 18 years as a CAD, BIM and facilities management consultant and trainer; with the earlier years of his CAD career in sales, pre-sales, and business development; and industry experience as a CAD manager/user. Shaun has been a director on the board of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) and he is also the author of the reputable CAD blog, Not Just Cad! He is a seasoned Autodesk University (AU) speaker and was the AutoCAD expert at the inaugural Autodesk University London in June 2017. He is also an Autodesk University Speaker Mentor and an AutoCAD Influencer. He is also the author of the recent Wiley title, 'Tinkercad For Dummies', and is known to dabble in a bit of rock 'n' roll as an established singer/songwriter. Shaun lives in Norwich in the UK, and is the owner and director of CADFMconsultants Limited.