the same 3D model from different points of view.
real alternative (other than drawing each view separately).
space really shines in this situation.
plot sheets with consistent 1=1 plot scale (figure 1a).
xrefs with a model/sheet file division (figure 1b)
plotting is a common justification for making paper space standard
operating procedure, but I question the validity of this justification.
many details of different scales on a plot sheet (figure 2a).
pasteup of discrete detail DWG files (figure 2b).
my opinion, this is the weirdest and least appropriate use of
different areas of the same model (figures 3a or 3c).
plus xref clipping (figure 3b).
Warning: AutoCAD LT can view but not create xref clipping boundaries.
is a common use of paper space in building drafting. The xref
clipping approach is simpler and more flexible, but you can't
do it in AutoCAD LT.
the same model at different scales.
each view separately.
principle this is a great application for paper space. In practice
it's tricky to do efficiently because of text, dimensions, and
other scale-dependent entities.
all annotations in paper space at plotted size.
annotations in model space at plotted size times drawing scale
much prefer to keep annotations in the same space as the objects
that they annotate.
different arrangements of layers in the same model.
Xrefs plus VISRETAIN=1.
same model in different ways with AutoCAD 2000 page setups.