Layout tabs access an
area called paper space. In paper space, you
place your title block, create layout viewports to display views,
dimension your drawing, and add notes.
paper space, one unit represents the paper distance on a plotted
sheet. The units will be in either millimeters or inches, depending
on the plot setup for your plotter.
a layout tab, you can view and edit paper space objects, such as
layout viewports and title blocks. You can also move an object (such
as a leader or a title block) from model space to paper space (or
vice versa). The crosshairs cursor is active over the entire layout area.
NoteThese tabs can be
hidden, appearing instead as buttons on the status bar at the bottom-center
of the application window. To display the tabs, right-click the
Model or layout button and click Display Layout and Model Tabs on
the shortcut menu.
Create Additional Layout
default, a new drawing starts with two layout tabs, named Layout1
and Layout2. If you use a drawing template or open an existing drawing,
the layout tabs in your drawing may be named differently.
You can create a new layout tab using one of
the following methods:
- Add a new layout tab with no settings
and then specify the settings in the Page Setup Manager.
- Use the Create Layout wizard to create
the layout tab and specify settings.
- Copy a layout tab and its settings from
the current drawing file.
- Import a layout tab from an existing
drawing template (DWT) file or drawing (DWG) file.
NoteYou can create multiple
layouts in a drawing; each layout can contain different plot settings
and paper sizes. However, to avoid confusion when transmitting and
publishing drawings, it is usually recommended that you create only
one layout for each drawing.
Use the Layout Wizard to
Specify Layout Settings
can create a new layout using the Create Layout wizard. The wizard
prompts you for information about the layout settings, including
- A name for the new layout
- The printer associated with the layout
- A paper size to use for the layout
- The orientation of the drawing on the
- A title block
- Viewport setup information
- A location for the viewport configuration
in the layout
You can edit the information entered in the
To move an object from
model space to paper space (or vice versa)
To activate the previous
To select all layouts