Dale Miksch sends us this tip on batch plotting while you work.
"The Publish command is a great time-saver for me. Often, I have to print several dozen drawings at once. Using this command to place them in the correct order and print in the background allows me to work on other drawings as they print. Plus, all of my printed drawings are collated and ready for delivery."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: I love the Publish command. It opens up the Publisher window in AutoCAD; this allows you to plot multiple drawings with one command. The best part is that you don't have to open the files and plot them one at a time.
Load the files into your list, model tab, or layout tab (whichever you are using on that file). Put them in order, enter the number of copies you want, collate them, and walk away — or, if you have set it to publish in the background, work on another file while you plot. You can also save the list of drawings so that you can print the same set at a later time. If you use sheet sets, you can publish right from the Sheet Set Manager.