How to print in AutoCAD

How to print in AutoCAD

When you receive a CAD assignment from your client, the usual process you follow is

  1. Study the requirement, sketches, and specifications.
  2. Create the CAD draft.
  3. Export the desired format.
  4. Print out the CAD drawing and submit to the client.

Printing out the CAD drawing that you have made is very easily accomplished on AutoCAD, but you have to be mindful of the various options and settings. Wrong settings usually print the drawing out of scale anb sometimes, part of the drawing gets cropped out as well.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to print out your CAD drawing on AutoCAD.

Step 1. Open the AutoCAD application on your Desktop/Laptop.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 2. Open a new file and create your CAD draft.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 3. Once the draft is ready, click on the File button.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 4. Click on the ‘Print‘ option from the drop-down menu.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 5. In the menu, let the Page Setup remain as the default setting.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 6. Choose the printer that is connected to your PC from the Printer drop-down menu.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 7. Next, make sure you select the paper size that you are inserting into the printer. This way the scaling of the file is done properly.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 8. Set the ‘What to Print‘ option to ‘Display‘.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 9. Make sure the ‘Fit to Paper‘ option is checked.

 

How to print in AutoCAD

 

Step 10. Click on the ‘Plot‘ button to start the printing operation.

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How to print in AutoCAD

 

Your CAD draft will now be printed.