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How to load a .CTB file into AutoCAD?

A - answer There is no special command to load plot styles (CTB, STB) into AutoCAD. These files are automatically offered (listed) in the PLOT dialog from the preset folder of the predefined (available) plot styles.

So you can just copy a new .CTB file to your plot style folder - see the contents of the variable ROAMABLEROOTPREFIX and its subfolder Plotters\Plot Styles - e.g.:

C:\Users\USERNAME\appdata\roaming\autodesk\autocad 2010\r18.0\enu\plotters\plot styles

You can define the support folder for plot styles in the dialog OPTIONS.

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18.12.2009    177949×  

See also:
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 9838:How to insert the name of used plot style table into the drawing?
Tip 8192:Missing fonts in AutoCAD 360 drawing.
Tip 8128:How to quickly get the real color of a drawing entity?
Tip 7969:Black and white printing of DWG files saved from Inventor.

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