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Printing drawings - Customizing print options

Choosing how lineweights print

If entities are assigned lineweights, you can control whether they print with the assigned lineweights. If you turn off lineweight printing, entities print with a default outline. You can also control whether lineweights print in proportion to the scale you set on the Scale/View tab.

Each layout in your drawing can specify whether to print and scale lineweights.

To set lineweight options
  1. If necessary, click the desired Layout tab or the Model tab.
  2. Do one of the following:
  3. Choose File > Plot.
  4. On the Standard toolbar, click the Plot tool (
  5. ).
  • Type print and press Enter.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Choose how you want to print lineweights:
  • Print Lineweights - prints entities with their assigned lineweights. If not selected, entities print with a default outline.
  • Scale Lineweights - prints lineweights in proportion to the scale you set on the Scale/View tab. If not selected, lineweights print at their assigned size without adjustments for the print scale. (A Layout tab must be active to scale lineweights.)
  • Select Save Changes to Layout, and then click Apply to save your changes.
  • Note Print styles can also affect how lineweights print. For details, see the next section.
 
 
  1. Displays either "Model" or the layout name to which the print settings apply.
  2. Select a print style table.
  3. Click to load print settings from a PCP file.
  4. Click to save the current configuration as a PCP file.
  5. Select to print the drawing upside down on your printer.
  6. Select to print entities with their assigned lineweights.
  7. Select to print lineweights in proportion to the scale you set on the Scale/View tab. (A Layout tab must be active.)
  1. Type x- and y-coordinates to specify the origin of the print area.
  2. Select to center the print area on the page.
  3. Click to make changes to the selected print style table.
  4. Click to create a new print style table.
  5. Select to save the print settings for the model or layout.
  6. Select to load print settings from the current layout (or model) or the last time you printed.
  1. NOTE progeCAD saves your print settings each time you print. To restore the progeCAD default print settings, click Reset in the Print dialog box.