How to add a plotter in AutoCAD to print DWG to raster formats

The article describes how to print a drawing from AutoCAD to a jpg file, however, by default in AutoCAD there is no plotter in the print settings for printing to a jpg, tiff, png, pdf file. Next, consider how to add the appropriate plotter.

We call the plotter manager. This can be done through the file menu, or by the _plottermanager command on the command line.

In the window that appears, a list of already installed plotters and the icon of the Plotter Setup Wizard will be displayed, it is just what you need.

Launch the Plotter Setup Wizard. A window appears in which you need to select the appropriate settings. For example, the type of plotter or printer to be installed.

We get to the choice of a plotter model, here in the list of Manufacturers you need to select Raster file formats, or Autodeask ePlot if you need to convert to pdf.

Next, select the model, that is, the type of raster file.

Set the name of the created plotter.

Now the created plotter will be available in the print settings in the lists of plotters (printers).

How to find the intersection of 3D solids (3D solid) in AutoCAD

When a document becomes a lot of 3D bodies visually determine the intersection between the bodies, especially if this intersection is small is very difficult. In AutoCAD for this there is a special command «Test interactions» it can be called from the «Edit» menu, the submenu «3D operations». You can also run this command directly from the command line by typing _interfere and pressing Enter.

After running the command, you will need to alternately select two sets of bodies.

The result of the team will be the creation of temporary objects-bodies or surfaces with the allocation of the intersection area of the models.

If the set of objects contains both 3D bodies and surfaces, then the resulting interaction object will be the surface.

For network objects, interaction checking is not performed. But if network objects are selected, they can be transformed into a body object or surface and the operation can continue.