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From AutoCAD Pocket Reference, 4th Edition

BACKGROUND PLOTTING

Background Plotting allows you to continue to work while your drawing is plotting. This is a valuable time saver because some drawings take a long time to plot. Or maybe you have multiple drawings to plot and you do not want to tie up your computer.

If you wish to view information about the status of the plot, click on the plotter icon located in the lower right corner of the AutoCAD window.

When the plot is complete, a notification bubble will appear.

If you do not want this bubble to appear you may turn it off. Right click on the plotter icon and select " Enable Balloon Notification". This will remove the check mark and turn the notification off. You may turn it back on using the same process.

When you click on the "Click to view plot and publish details ", on the bubble, you will get a report like the one shown below. The report will list details about all of the drawings plotted in the current drawing session.

You may turn Background Plotting ON or OFF.

The default setting is OFF.

To turn it ON or OFF:

select Tools / Options / Plot and Publish tab.

PLOTTING FROM MODEL TAB

  1. Important: Open the drawing you want to plot.

  2. Make sure that the Model tab is selected.

  3. Select: View / Zoom / All

  4. Select the Plot command by "right clicking" on the "Model" tab or using one of the following methods listed...

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