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Layout Page setup in Autocad | Print setup in Autocad

Layout Page setup in Autocad | Print setup in Autocad

To print a drawing in popper scale layout page setup and print setup is very impotent. Without page setup you can’t print drawing in popper rotation, fit to paper with readable text and popper scale. Today we are discussing how to setup page and print in autocad.

How to Setup Page?

  • Open drawing (which you want to setup page),go layout page for setting layout page.
  • Open page setup manager by right click of layout page and click modify option for modify al page setup setting.(A new page setup window will be appear)
  • Printer/Plotter :-Select your Printer/Plotter name and check properties for paper setup setting of this Printer/Plotter.
  • Plot style table:- Select your Plot style table None(For default style or without effect), Select your Plot style table monochrome.cb(For black and white print), Select your Plot style table grayscale.ctb(For black and white print).
  • Paper size:- Select your paper in which size you want to print.
  • Plot area:- always select layout option in plot area.
  •  Plot scale:-If you don’t want to print in specified scale then click on fit to paper box. If you want to print in scale then choose unit in mm, input drawing unit and paper unit ratio(If you want to print in 1:1000 scale then input 1 in drawing unit and input 1 in paper unit / If you want to print in 1:2000 scale then input 1 in drawing unit and input 2 in paper unit).
  • Drawing Orientation:-For print in portrait select in portrait or For print in landscape select in landscape.(If this option is not shown in this window click on ‘ > ’ bottom in right side)
  • Must click center the plot option for plot center in paper.
    Print setup in Autocad

How to setup drawing in page?

  • After above setup, insert a viewport within rectangular margin (from layout menu and place it in paper as per your requirement. (By clicking start point and end point)
  • For rotate of align as per paper input comment ALIGNSPACE, click 2 rotation point(LHS side starting rotation point and RHS side ending rotation point) in drawing next click 2 rotation point(LHS side starting rotation point and RHS side ending rotation point) in paper.
  • Scale factor:- double click in viewport area, For select scale from below menu of autocad windows or  set custom scale as per your requirement. double click in outside of viewport area to apply this changes.

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