Lecture    AC1757
AutoCAD® Plotting from A to Z
Shawn Niles
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Plotting can be one of the more confusing aspects of using AutoCAD software and AutoCAD verticals. When the time comes to plot, all you want is your file on paper, but the options seem overwhelming. PC3, PMP, STB, CTB...so many files. What should you use and when? Then there are file types. Should you plot to PDF or DWF™? What is the difference? When should you use each one? Which drivers should you use for each file type? What are the differences between plotting from AutoCAD on a PC and plotting from AutoCAD on a Mac®? Why are your margins so big? Have you ever felt lost while trying to plot? Ever wondered what all those extra options are that you never use? Then this class is for you. Come and see just how easy plotting can be.

Key Learnings

  • Set up custom PC3 and PMP files
  • Integrate plotting with Autodesk® Design Review and DWG TrueView™ for those times when files are needed in the field
  • Troubleshoot common roadblocks and plotting errors that are seen in AutoCAD
  • Identify the key purposes of DWF/PDF files


 Shawn Niles
Shawn Niles
Shawn Niles is the Product Support Team Lead for the America’s team at Autodesk based in Manchester, NH. In this role, Shawn supports on a daily basis requests from customers dealing with all aspects of AutoCAD, AutoCAD for MAC, Design Review, Trueview, and Autodesk 360. Before joining Autodesk, Shawn spent several years working as a CAD manager in the industry.

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