Page Setup Manager
 
 
 

Access Methods

Button

 Ribbon: Output tabPlot panelPage SetupNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Menu: Application menu Print Page Setup
 Shortcut menu: Right-click the Model tab or a layout tab and click Page Setup Manager.
 Command entry:  pagesetup

Summary

Specifies the page setup for the current layout or drawing sheet. You can also create named page setups, modify existing ones, or import page setups from other drawings.

Current Layout or Current Sheet Set

Lists the current layout to which the page setup will be applied. If the Page Setup Manager is opened from the Sheet Set Manager, displays the name of the current sheet set. If the Page Setup Manager is opened from a layout, displays the name of the current layout.

Layout icon

Displayed when the Page Setup Manager is opened from a layout.

Sheet set icon

Displayed when the Page Setup Manager is opened from the Sheet Set Manager.

Page Setups

Displays the current page setup, sets a different page setup as current, creates a new page setup, modifies an existing page setup, and imports page setups from other drawings.

Current Page Setup

Displays the page setup that is applied to the current layout. Displays “Not applicable” if the Page Setup Manager is opened from the Sheet Set Manager, because you cannot apply a page setup to an entire sheet set after it has been created.

Page Setup List

Lists the page setups that are available to apply to the current layout or when you publish a sheet set.

If the Page Setup Manager is opened from a layout, the current page setup is selected by default. The list includes the named page setups and layouts that are available in the drawing. Layouts that have a named page setup applied to them are enclosed in asterisks, with the named page setup in parentheses; for example, *Layout 1 (System Scale-to-fit)*. You can double-click a page setup in this list to set it as the current page setup for the current layout.

If the Page Setup Manager is opened from the Sheet Set Manager, only named page setups in the page setup overrides file (a drawing template [.dwt] file) that have Plot Area set to Layout or Extents are listed. The first page setup in the list is selected by default. Any of these page setups can be applied temporarily for a PUBLISH operation.

The shortcut menu also provides options for removing and renaming page setups.

Set Current

Sets the selected page setup as the current page setup for the current layout. You cannot set the current layout as the current page setup. Set Current is not available for sheet sets.

New

Displays the New Page Setup dialog box, in which you can enter a name for the new page setup and specify the page setup to use as a starting point.

Modify

Displays the Page Setup dialog box, in which you can edit the settings for the selected page setup.

Import

Displays the Select Page Setup From File dialog box (a standard file selection dialog box), in which you can select a drawing format (DWG), DWT, or drawing interchange format (DXF) file from which to import one or more page setups. If you select DWT as the file type, the Template folder opens automatically in the Select Page Setup From File dialog box. When you click OK, the Import Page Setups dialog box is displayed.

Selected Page Setup Details

Displays information about the selected page setup.

Device Name

Displays the name of the plot device specified in the currently selected page setup.

Plotter

Displays the type of plot device specified in the currently selected page setup.

Plot Size

Displays the plot size and orientation specified in the currently selected page setup.

Where

Displays the physical location of the output device specified in the currently selected page setup.

Description

Displays descriptive text about the output device specified in the currently selected page setup.

Display When Creating a New Layout

Specifies that the Page Setup dialog box is displayed when a new layout tab is selected or a new layout is created.

You can reset this function by turning on the Show Page Setup Dialog for New Layouts option on the Display tab of the Options dialog box.