Plot a Drawing Layout — AutoCAD 2011

Printing or plotting a drawing in AutoCAD requires creating a layout displaying one or more views at a specified scale, and then choosing settings for your printer or plotter. This video demonstrates the process of creating a layout and plotting it to a DWFx file.


  1. Shouldn’t you do all dimensioning in Paper Space? I think it’s bad practice to dimension in Model Space. The Default Viewport showed a model already dimensioned. This indicates to me the Model was dimensioned in Model Space.

  2. Thanks for the tutorial have been struggling with this for sometime now. For us longtime users the newer stuff is sometimes hard to grasp. If you are looking to setup your standard border as a layout under a layout tab this gives you step by step commands on how to do this.

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