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Line Weights for Plotting CAD Drawings (Blueprints)

DesignJet T125 Plotter
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I just purchased and installed a T125 Plotter.  This is the first plotter I've used outside a place of employment.  Invariably, every business I worked at had a plotter expert who set up files used to match line weights on the plotter with output from various software applications like AutoCAD and similar.  These custom files would make sure that various line styles (body lines, center lines, phantom lines, etc.) actually printed out on the plotter at the size specified for the standard in question.   For example, body lines would be let's say print 2mm thick in black.  This was some years ago, and things change.  Here are my questions:


1) For modern plotters like the T125, is it still necessary to set up custom files for drafting standards (e.g. ANSI, ISO, JIS) or are these things built in?


2) If you do need to create custom files for a standard like ANSI or ISO, where is that process documented for HP plotters?


Thanks very much,

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