Controls the look and layout of printouts.
The content of the Print Setup window varies with the Mode setting in the option window. If Mode is set to Plot Print, the following options are shown:
The printer to output to. This pop-up menu shows all the printers available to your local system.
On Windows, this is all the printers in your Printers folder (Start > Settings > Printers).
The page description language used by your printer.
If you are printing to a PostScript printer, choose PostScript.
If you are printing to an HP/GL printer, choose one of the HP/GL options. If your printer supports color, choose HP/GL2. Otherwise, check your printer manual to find out which protocol your printer uses.
To output sketching curves to an Adobe Illustrator format file, choose Illustrator. Note that only sketch “shapes” are output to Illustrator: no NURBS curves or surfaces will be output.
Output to a printer, or redirect the output to a file.
Print in Color or Black and White.
Choose which pages of all the possible pages to print (for layouts that spread over multiple pages).
All – Prints all pages.
Page placement – Allows you to choose which part of the drawing will appear on the page by dragging a representation of the page around the print preview with the . This only works when Viewing type is Scale.
Range – Choose a start and end page to print.
Selection – Print only the pages currently selected in the print preview window ( ).
The number of copies to print to the printer. Not available when output is directed to a file.
Click to show a dialog box for setting low-level PostScript-specific options.
The type of paper used by your printer.
For printers fed by a continuous roll of paper, set the paper type to Rollfeed. For “normal” printers fed by a tray with sheets of paper, set the paper type to Pre-cut.
Controls which international paper-size naming standard is used to choose a paper size.
The paper size to output to.
Portrait (top of the output is at the top of the page) or Landscape (top of the output is at the right edge of the page).
The amount of space between the edge of the printer’s printable area and the output.
Whether to show the information box on the output.
The information that will appear in the information box.
This value is automatically calculated based on the current settings in the Viewing tab. You cannot edit it directly.
This value is taken from the units used in your model ( ). You cannot edit it directly.
The font size of the text in the information box.
Output only picked (Active) or All objects in the model.
Scale – Manually control the Layout Style and Scale.
Scale To Fit – Automatically scale to accommodate a manually controlled Layout Style.
Screen – Match the layout and scale to the program’s view windows.
Screen scale – Match the layout of the program’s view windows with manual control over Scale in orthographic views.
The layout of orthographic and perspective windows in the output.
Controls how you specify the scaling factor.
Ratio – Enter the ratio between the output and the model, separated by a colon (:).
Percent – Enter the percentage of the model’s size to output.
The scaling ratio or percentage (as specified in Scale Type).
Locks the axes of the orthographic views together, so moving one view automatically moves the other views.
Automatically fit the views to fill the available area on the page.
Controls what color space is displayed in the print preview.
The colors in most images are specified using RGB values. The RGB color space cannot be completely reproduced on a CMYK printer. This option lets you preview what the images will look like when printed on a CMYK printer.
Shows the grid in the output.
Shows unit rulers along the edges of the views.
Shows crop marks around the edges of the output to allow for easier registration.
Shows borders around the views.
The width of the lines used to create the borders.
The width of the lines used to draw the grid.
Overrides the default font size for ruler text.
The font size of ruler text labels.
Click to show a dialog box allowing you to set print attributes by layer.
The width of the lines used to draw the model.
The color used for drawing locators, on color printers.
Fills arrowheads with color.
The width of arrowheads in the output.
The length of arrowheads in the output.
Overrides the default font size for locator text.
The font size of locator text labels.
The hidden line algorithm uses a tessellation in its processing. You can specify to use the existing tessellation (like in the NURBS to Mesh tool), or uncheck that option and use your preferred tessellation settings.
If you have surfaces behind other surfaces that you want to be plotted (for example, dials behind a transparent plastic shield), make the transparent surface’s wireframe invisible before choosing Print; because hidden line plotting doesn’t recognize shader transparency.
If Mode is set to Print Canvas, or Print Window in the option window, the following options are shown in the Print Setup window:
Opens the Print window where you can choose a printer, set the printer properties, number of copies, and so on.
Opens the Page Setup window where you can choose the paper size, orientation, and the printer tray.
Choose Portrait or Landscape. You can also set this value from the Page Setup window (see above).
Check this box if you want the image to be automatically sized to fit on the paper. If it is unchecked, the following options appear.
Specify the height and width of the image (in either centimeters or inches, depending on the units set in ).
Check this box if you want the image to be automatically centered on the paper. If it is unchecked, the following options appear.
Specify the top and left margins (in either centimeters or inches, depending on the units set in ).