You are here:



July 4, 2014

Dear Bill:

I am using strictly an AutoCAD Table Object.

I get erratic results...still.

I think it has to do with formatting or data types...if my memory serves me correctly.

Checked again...Data Type set to "Text" via property palate
Justification set in table toolbar as you suggested
Format remains "None" via properties palate.

Seems to work.

There's more
You can Add or Delete plot styles or Save As... if you check both views (form or table.)  If they're not in one view they're bound to be in the other.

Have a great 4th...maybe we can make it through the year.


About plot styles.
The architect I work with and I are older guys, and we are used to color-dependent plotting.  But yes, you can save one plot style as a new one and adjust your pen weights and shades appropriately for the type of drawing you are printing.  One thing to add, however is that if anybody on your team is using AutoCAD LT, it will not be able to plot with shading.  Only full AutoCAD can do that.  Not sure if any IntelliCAD product has the ability to plot shaded yet, or if they are still stuck on 100% like AutoCAD LT.  That's how it used to be.  Just a little info...

Hope you enjoyed the 4th.

Bill DeShawn


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Bill DeShawn


I can address all 2-D questions and some 3-D questions. I do programming in AutoLISP if it doesn`t involve solid modeling. I can also address menu customization issues and can help you find answers to questions I can`t answer by taking your question directly to Autodesk via their newsgroups.


I used to do electronic and mechanical design for a flat panel monitor manufacturer, and now I do architectural drafting for an architect. I did and do AutoLISP and menu customization and take pride in making my lisp routines to do the work exactly the way the client likes them done.

I had a routine published in CADENCE magazine (no longer in publication and taken over by CADALYST). Some of my routines are published on my website at

Certified completion of AutoCAD courses, AutoCAD employment experience since 1992

©2016 All rights reserved.