CADDManager on January 12th, 2010

When plotting to hardcopy you see the results of your efforts instantly. You get a visual product that can quickly be scanned visually.

Finding error on hardcopy is often easier than finding them on digital copies.

Do you have a method for reviewing the output that is created digitally before it is sent to others?

Here are some items that can be standardized for the main output types.

PLT Files (does anyone still create these?)

Generating, storing and delivering PLT files is determined on a project by project basis.

When used they should be generated Full size. The PLT File name must reflect the Sheet File name.

PDF Files

PDF files are encouraged for distribution of data for plotting and review only. AutoCAD now allows for PDF backgrounds and this may be used also.

When used, PDF’s should be generated Full size. The PDF File name must reflect the Sheet File name.

DWF files

DWF files can be created also. The DWF Filename must reflect the Sheet File name. Design Review is now free – so creating and using DWF files is getting easier every day.

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One Response to “Plotting Digital Output”

  1. Re: PLT Files (does anyone still create these?)

    98% of our output is to PLT files.

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