How to print drawing in AutoCAD

By | January 11, 2014

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In this series, we are going to learn lesson about how to print in AutoCAD. Here, we will give a tutorial to you follow example specifically.

For example:

You need to print a drawing AutoCAD for customer or for myself with requirement as following:

Paper size: A1 (ISO 594x841mm)

Color: white and black

Layer: use object lineweight

Screening: 100%

Printer: DWG to PDF

Step 1: Open your drawing that you need to print.

Step 2: Install already printer in AutoCAD software.

Step 3: Go to File > Plot or using shortcut is Ctrl + P > show Plot option box.

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Step 3: Print command or Ctrl + P in AutoCAD

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Step 3: Plot option in AutoCAD

Step 4: Choose DWG to PDF printer.

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Step 4: Choose printer in AutoCAD

Step 5: Choose plot style is monochrome.ctb > click edit plot style > show Plot style editor option box > click Form view > choose all color > assign screening = 100 and lineweight = use object lineweight > click save & close button.

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Step 5: Choose Plot style in AutoCAD

Edit Plot style

Step 5: Choose edit button of Plot style in AutoCAD

Edit Plot style

Step 5: Edit Plot style in AutoCAD

Step 6: Choose Drawing orientations is landscape.

Drawing orientation

Step 6: Choose drawing orientation when print

Step 7: Choose Plot scale is fit to paper.

Chose plot scale

Step 7: Choose Plot scale when print drawing in AutoCAD

Step 8: Choose Plot offset is center the plot.

Choose Plot offset

Step 8: Choose Plot offset when print in AutoCAD

Step 9: Choose Plot area, click window > pick first corner > pick second corner > show plot option again.

Choose plot area

Step 9: Choose Plot area when print in AutoCAD

Pick first point

First corner

Plot area

Second corner

Step 10: Press Apply to layout > Preview button to see drawing before printing.

Preview drawing

Step 10: Preview drawing before printing in AutoCAD

Step 11: Click right of mouse > choose Plot.

Plot drawing

Step 11: Plot drawing

So we have finished step to print a drawing AutoCAD, good successful to you!

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