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Printing drawings - Printing or plotting your drawing

Printing a drawing

The Print dialog box is organized by tabs into two functional areas: scaling and viewing, and advanced printing options. The print setting options available under each tab were described in the previous sections.

NOTE You cannot print a rendered image directly to a printer. To print a rendered image, you must first save the drawing to a different format and then print it from another graphics program. For more details, See Render to File.
To print a drawing
  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 then press Enter.
  • From the Print dialog box, make any adjustments to the settings.
  • Click Print.
  • NOTE Instead of using the print settings you saved with your layout, you can select Previous Print in the Use Settings list to print according to the settings used the last time you printed. If necessary, you can click Reset to restore the progeCAD default print settings.
  1. Warning If occour any printing problems go to the printer manifacturer home page and download the latest printer's driver.
  1. Warning There are some known problem with the Custom paper size setting in the Print dialog box for some particular hardware configuration and printer models. To avoid this problem, set the paper size from "Printing preferences" from the context menu of the selected printer (Start > Control Panel > Printers) before setting the printer in progeCAD's Print dialog box