Subject: Creating a new layout
In CADdirect, you can create multiple layouts for a single drawing. Each layout represents a sheet of paper. For each layout you can specify the print area, print styles, print scale, lineweight scale, pen mappings, and add viewports, dimensions, a title block, and other geometry specific to the layout.
The entities you add to a layout in paper space do not appear in model space.
Each layout requires at least one layout viewport, which is created automatically when you create a new layout. This viewport displays the drawing’s model space entities.
When you create a new drawing, the drawing automatically contains two default layouts: Layout1 and Layout2. You can start by using one of the default layouts, you can create your own, or your can create a new layout from another template (.dwt) file, drawing (.dwg) file, or drawing interchange (.dxf) file. You can also use CADdirect’s Explorer to create and manage layouts.
To create a new layout using the Layout1 or Layout2 tab
1 Click the Layout1 or Layout2 tab.
2 If necessary, set up at least one layout viewport. For details, see Working with layout viewports.
3 If desired, rename the layout. For details, see Managing layouts in a drawing.
To create a new layout using a new Layout tab
1 Do one of the following to choose New Layout (:
• On the ribbon, choose View > New Layout (in Layouts).
• Choose Insert > Layout > New Layout.
• On the Layouts toolbar, click the New Layout tool.
• Right-click a Layout tab and choose New.
2 Type a unique name for your layout and then press Enter.
3 Set up at least one layout viewport. For details, see Working with layout viewports.
1 Do one of the following :to choose Layout from Template (
• On the ribbon, choose View > Layout from Template (in Layouts).
• On the menu, choose Insert > Layout > Layout from Template.
• On the Layouts toolbar, click the Layout from Template tool.
• Right-click a Layout tab and choose From Template.
2 Select the desired template, drawing, or drawing interchange file that contains the layout you want, and then click Open.
3 Select the layout(s), and then click OK. You can choose multiple layouts by holding down Ctrl while selecting layout names.
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