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Printing drawings


You can print a copy of your drawing exactly as you created it, or you can add formatting and specify print controls to change how your drawing looks when it is printed.


Sometimes you may require multiple printed drawings, each with a different look or layout. For example, you may need one printed drawing for a client presentation, along with several other variations for production contractors. For each type of printed drawing that you require, you can create a layout that defines its characteristics, including scale, area to print, print style tables, and more.


This section explains how to:


  • Start printing right away.
  • Set up a drawing to print multiple layouts from paper space on a Layout tab.
  • Customize how you want your drawing to look when it is printed.
  • Define how to print your drawing further using print styles.
  • Print or plot your drawing.
  • Publish your drawing.


Getting started printing


When you create a drawing, you do most of your work on the Model tab. At any time you can print your drawing to see how it looks on paper. It’s easy to get started printing, and then later create layouts and custom print settings to enhance your printed output.


To start printing


From the Model tab, do one of the following to choose Print:


  • On the ribbon, choose the Application button then choose Print, or choose Output > Page Setup Manager (in Plot).
  • On the menu, choose File > Print.
  • On the Standard toolbar, click the Print tool.
  • Type print and then press Enter.


Click Print.


There are many print options detailed in this section, such as the scale of the drawing, print area, print style tables, and more.


Type qprint and then press Enter to print the current viewport.


The Print dialog box is bypassed and the drawing is sent directly to the selected printer.

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