Device Settings

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Device Settings

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 The Device settings tab includes settings of the output device, sets paper orientation and format, size of the output drawing and switches on/off nonprinting areas.

Printer

Displays the current printer, paper format and the port to which it is connected or its network location. Button Settings... calls a standard Print Setup dialog window.

Paper orientation

Paper orientation can be

Portrait - orients and plots the drawing so that the short edge of the paper represents the top of the page.

Landscape - orients and plots the drawing so that the long edge of the paper represents the top of the page.

Fit to paper - draws files within current number of sheets.

Scale factor - allows defining exact correspondence between a line length on the paper sheet (in millimeters or in inches) and its length in drawing units. This correlation is expressed by the following formula: X = Y, where X – is one millimeter (or inch) of a sheet, Y – drawing units. Thus Scale factor: 1:2 means that 1 sheet millimeter will contain two drawing points.

The most recently used standard scales are displayed in the following drop down list:

The additional drop down list is available when Hewlett-Packard HPGL file is loaded only:

 

Predefined format

You can select any one of the standard formats (DIN: A4, A3, A2, A1, A0) or input a new size of the drawing (image).

Edit formats - calls Formats dialog box.

Formats

 

Printer

If the Show stamp option is active, the file name, layout name, current date and time are printed in the upper part of the drawing.

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