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Managing PageLayouts

PageLayouts are printing configurations stored in the drawing file. You can define PageLayouts to apply as print defaults for the Model and for Sheets.

Use the PageLayout Manager to create new PageLayouts. During the creation, you can specify the following:

  • PageLayout name
  • A printer
  • A paper size
  • Drawing orientation

At any time, you can modify the specified information.

The PageLayout command displays the PageLayout Manager.

To enable the Page Layout Manager, select the Use Page Layout Manager option in the Options dialog box, under System Options > Printing > General Options.

To open the Page Layout Manager dialog box:

  • Click File > Page Layout Manager (or type PageLayout).

    The dialog box displays the user-defined print configurations associated with the Model or the active Sheets. The Settings section displays printer related information about the selected user-defined PageLayout.

    At the top of the dialog box the name of the active PageLayout is displayed.

    At the bottom of the dialog box, Show dialog box on creation of new sheets lets you determine whether you want the Page Layout Manager dialog box to open automatically when you create a new Sheet.

To create a new PageLayout:

  1. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, click New.
  2. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, click New.
  3. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, click New .
  4. In the New Page Layout dialog box:
    1. Type a Name for the new PageLayout.
    2. Select an existing PageLayout in Based on. The new PageLayout will be based on your selection.
    3. Click OK.
  5. In the Page Layout dialog box:
    1. Set the printer or plotter, select a paper size, specify print scale and print range, and set additional options.

      For detailed information about the Page Layout dialog box, see Setting Up PageLayouts.

    2. Click OK.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Click Save.
  6. Click Close.

To edit a PageLayout:

  1. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, select a PageLayout.
  2. Click Edit.

    Click Edit.

    Click Tools , then Edit.

  3. In the Page Layout dialog box:
    1. Set the printer or plotter, select a paper size, specify print scale and print range, and set additional options.

      For detailed information about the Page Layout dialog box, see Setting Up PageLayouts.

    2. Click OK.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Click Save.
  4. Click Close.

To activate a PageLayout:

  1. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, select a PageLayout that you want to use for the current sheet.
  2. Click Activate.
  3. Click Activate.
  4. Right-click, then click Activate.
  5. Click Close.

To import a PageLayout:

  1. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, click Import to load PageLayouts contained in other drawing files (.dwg), drawing exchange files (.dxf), or drawing template files (.dwt).
  2. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, click Import to load PageLayouts contained in other drawing files (.dwg), drawing exchange files (.dxf), or drawing template files (.dwt).
  3. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, click Tools  > Import to load PageLayouts contained in other drawing files (.dwg), drawing exchange files (.dxf), or drawing template files (.dwt).
  4. In the Open dialog box, select the file name that contains the PageLayouts you want to import and click Open.
  5. In the Import Page Setups dialog box, select a PageLayout name.

    The PageLayout is added to the PageLayouts of the current drawing.

  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Close.

To delete a PageLayout:

  1. In the Page Layout Manager dialog box, select a PageLayout.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. Click Delete .
  5. Click Close.

Access

Command: PageLayout

Menu: File > Page Layout Manager

Shortcut: Right-click the Model or a Sheet tab and select Page Layout Manager



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