In this installment of AutoCAD Essentials, author Jeff Bartels shows how to transition designs from concept to construction. Discover how to create hard copies of your drawings that are printed to a measurable scale, tie annotations to a plot scale, so text, dimensions, and callouts are properly sized, and share drawings between different CAD programs. Jeff also takes a close look at the DWF format, which enables clients to mark up drawings without CAD software. The final chapter includes a drawing challenge, where designers have an opportunity to use what they've learned to complete a small project.
Creating quick plots
Choosing line weights
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