Outputs are the end result of the architectural design workflow; ARCHICAD gives you a high degree of flexibility in printing, plotting, and electronic publishing.
For quick outputs of the current on-screen view, the Print and Plot commands are available directly from ARCHICAD’s file menu; the Print and Plot dialog boxes contain familiar options.
You will normally use printing for creating fast outputs on which you can check various aspects of your design and plotting for creating the final documentation that will be submitted and sent to the client, the building authorities and the subcontractors.
For large-scale, planned outputs of one or more publisher sets, the Publisher function is a handy concept dedicated to the architectural design workflow. Using the Publisher palette, you set up and save preferences for any number of publisher sets: you define whether to print, plot or save them to disk. Once a publisher set is defined, you can publish or republish it at any time, using the same properties, at the push of a button.