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PlotMaker is a layouting program that is part of the ArchiCAD package. This standalone application is optimized to prepare an architectural documentation set based on the views, drawings and images created with ArchiCAD. PlotMaker can also accommodate data from external sources such as other CAD and image files, word-processing documents and spreadsheets.
Working with PlotMaker
There are many ways to integrate PlotMaker smoothly into your practice. The following outline includes the recommended steps.
- Set up the Master Layout
Define the structure of the Layout Book, including Title Types
- Generate and organize Layouts
Edit Drawings in the Layout Window, if needed, and set editability of Drawing attributes
- Manage and update linked Drawings
PlotMaker vs. ArchiCAD
Archicad is where you will do the vast majority of your work: modeling, detailing, noting, and dimensioning.
PlotMaker is primarily a sheet layout and numbering tool. Most of the tasks you will perform in Plotmaker involve laying out viewports on a page, and cropping them to size. Plotmaker will sequentially number your sheets and fill in most of your section & detail references.
Layout Book refers to the documentation of your Project in ArchiCAD. It consists of layouts of different size organized in subsets in your Navigator. Layout Book was introduced in PlotMaker 9, and had a separate file format (.LBK). Since ArchiCAD 10, Layout Book is integrated into ArchiCAD, and you can access it through the Navigator.
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