About-Plotter-Configurations-and-Plot-Styles

About Plotter Configurations and Plot Styles

    About Plotter Configurations and Plot Styles

    Plotting a drawing requires the use of several different types of files; plotter
    configuration and plot styles.

    Plotter configuration (PC3) files are used to configure an output device to use when
    plotting or publishing a drawing, while the plot style (CTB/STB) files are used to
    control how objects appear during output. PC3 and CTB/STB files typically do not require
    any changes between releases, and have not changed formats since their introduction
    in AutoCAD 2000.

    As with other customizable files, it is recommended that you store PC3 and CTB/STB
    files in a centralized location separate from those that come with the AutoCAD-based
    product. You use the Files tab of the Options dialog box to specify the locations
    of the folders that contain the PC3 and CTB/STB files.

    TIP:While not often required, you can convert drawings that use color-dependent (CTB)
    files to drawings that use named plot styles (STB) files or the other way around using
    the CONVERTPSTYLES command.

    Named page setups are a way to save plot settings with a drawing and then apply them
    to a layout to ensure consistency for output. Name page setups are created and edited
    using the PAGESETUP command.

    The following utilities are used to create and manage plotter configuration and plot
    style files:

    • Plotter Manager – Creates and edits plotter configuration (PC3) files. (PLOTTERMANAGER command)
    • Plot Style Manager – Creates and edits plot style (CTB/STB) files. (STYLESMANAGER command)
    • Convert CTB – Converts a color-dependent plot style table (CTB) to a named plot style table (STB).
      (CONVERTCTB command)
    • Convert Drawing Plot Style – Converts the current drawing to either named or color-dependent plot styles. (CONVERTPSTYLES
      command)

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