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What is an AutoCAD PCP file?

What is an AutoCAD PCP file?

An AutoCAD PCP (Plotter Configuration) file is a configuration file used to define and store the settings and specifications for a particular plotter or printer.

Usage: PCP files are used to ensure that drawings are plotted or printed correctly on specific output devices by specifying settings like paper size, plot style, and plotter-specific options.

Examples of Use:

  1. Print Setup: Create a PCP file to define the settings for a particular printer, including paper size, orientation, and resolution.
  2. Plot Style Configuration: Specify the plotter’s compatibility with color-dependent (CTB) or named (STB) plot style tables.
  3. Custom Print Options: Define custom settings for a plotter, such as pen assignments, line weights, or line colors.

AutoCAD PCP files help maintain consistency in plotting or printing output by storing and applying specific configuration settings for different plotters or printers.