About-Calibrating-Plotters-and-Setting-With-Custom-Paper-Sizes

About Calibrating Plotters and Setting With Custom Paper Sizes

About Calibrating Plotters and Setting With Custom Paper Sizes

You can adjust plotter calibration to correct scaling discrepancies, and you can add
custom paper sizes for nonsystem plotters.

Calibration Files

Plotter calibration is an optional process. If your plotter meets the manufacturer’s
specifications for accuracy of scale, a 10-inch line in a drawing plotted at a scale
of 1:1 should be exactly 10 inches long on paper. If you need to correct scaling discrepancies,
you can adjust the plotter calibration. If your plotter provides a calibration utility,
use that utility instead of the AutoCAD-based product’s calibration utility so the
calibration is available for all applications using the plotter.

Calibrating a plotter is done by

  • specifying the dimensions of a test rectangle,
  • printing the test rectangle,
  • measuring the printed dimensions of the test rectangle, and
  • entering the actual measurements of the printed output in the Calibrate Plotter wizard.

The program then scales the output based on the entered calibration values for the
plotter to correct errors in its hardware scaling.

When you finish the Calibrate Plotter wizard, a plotter model parameter (PMP) file
is created to store the results of the calibration for the plotter. The program automatically
attaches the resulting PMP file to the plotter configuration (PC3) file that you used
to perform the calibration test.

NOTE:You should perform a plotter calibration only if your drawings must be exactly to
scale and your plotter or printer produces inaccurate plots.

Custom Paper Sizes

For a nonsystem plotter, you can add a custom paper size or change the printable
area of a standard or nonstandard paper size. New paper sizes are added to a PMP file.
You can also modify standard paper sizes to adjust the printable area to match a printer’s
capabilities.

Custom paper sizes cannot be created for system printers, but you can correct errors
in the printable area of standard paper sizes.

Learning AutoCad

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