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Bringing the Power to CAD

The Power of the Plot By Elise Moss
This article will help you to understand plot styles in AutoCAD. There are two types of plot styles, color dependent and named plot styles. We are going to cover color dependent plot styles and how to use them with AutoCAD. Plot styles determine how an object appears when plotted. I will go over how to use color dependent plot styles to control the appearance of your drawings based on their color.

AutoCAD assigns a plot style to all objects in a drawing. The plot styles contain settings for parameters such as color, lineweight, linetype and screening. When an object is plotted the, plot style setting are applied to the object and override the objects own properties. AutoCAD by default assigns color dependent plot styles to objects and layers based on their color. All objects in the drawing with the same color are plotted the same way.

Plot Style Tables

Plot styles are organized into a plot style tables. These tables are attached to layouts or to model space objects in the drawing. Color dependent plot style tables contain 255 plot styles corresponding to the 255 colors in AutoCAD. These tables use the .ctb file extension.

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