by: Paul Li
Plots & Scripts (The Prequel)
MOVIEGOERS oviegoers are usually thrilled to hear of new “Plots & Scripts” to prequels or sequels of movies they love. Many would die for having the inside scoop on the upcoming plot twists or get their hands on initial rough drafts of scripts, so they know what to expect next. But for AutoCAD users the phrase “Plots & Scripts” not only have a completely different meaning but may even send chills up their spines. PLOTTING IN THE BLIND Before I continue, let me provide a bit of historical background to plotting with AutoCAD. Since the initial release of AutoCAD version 1 back in 1982 through version 11 in 1990, the program would launch and land on this dull, text based, numeric command and keyboard driven page called Main Menu (see Figure 1).
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Figure 1: AutoCAD 2.1 Main Menu augi.com