Subject: Setting the drawing limits

You can specify the drawing limits that form an invisible boundary around your drawing. You can use the drawing limits to make sure that you do not create a draw­ing larger than can fit on a specific sheet of paper when printed at a specific scale.       

For example, if you plan to print your drawing at 1/8 = 1-0 (in other words, using a scale factor of 96) on a sheet of paper measuring 36 inches x 24 inches, you can set drawing limits to 3,264 units wide (that is, 34 x 96) and 2,112 units high (22 x 96), which allows a 1-inch margin around the edges of the printed image.

To set the drawing limits    

   1   Do one of the following to choose Drawing Settings ():       

   On the ribbon, choose Application button > Drawing Utilities; Home > Drawing Settings (in Utilities); or Tools > Drawing Settings (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Drawing Settings.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool.

   Type dsettings and then press Enter.

   2   Click either the Coordinate Input tab or the Display tab.

   3   Click the Limits tab.

   4   Specify the x-coordinate and y-coordinate of the upper right drawing limit and the lower left drawing limit.

You can also click Select to specify the drawing limits by selecting points in the drawing.

   5   To constrain your drawing to these drawing limits, click the Disallow Input Beyond Limits check box.

   6   Click OK.

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