Specifies page layout and plotting device settings.
The Page Setup dialog box is displayed in the following cases:
The page setup settings that you specify are stored with the layout and can be applied to other layouts or imported into other drawings.
The following options are displayed.
Specifies a configured plotting device to use when plotting or publishing layouts.
Displays the Plotter Configuration Editor (PC3 editor), in which you can view or modify the current plotter configuration, ports, device, and media settings.
If you make changes to the PC3 file using the Plotter Configuration Editor, the Changes to a Printer Configuration File dialog box is displayed.
Displays descriptive text about the output device specified in the currently selected page setup. You can edit this text in the Plotter Configuration Editor.
Displays standard paper sizes that are available for the selected plotting device.
If the selected plotter doesn't support the layout's selected paper size, a warning is displayed, and you can select the plotter's default paper size or a custom paper size.
A default paper size is set for the plotting device when you create a PC3 file with the Add-a-Plotter wizard. For information about this wizard, see Set Up Plotters and Printers in the Driver and Peripheral Guide. The paper size that you select in the Page Setup dialog box is saved with the layout and overrides the PC3 file settings.
The actual printable area of the page, which is determined by the selected plotting device and paper size, is indicated in the layout by a dashed line.
If you are plotting a raster image, such as a BMP or TIFF file, the size of the plot is specified in pixels, not in inches or millimeters.
Specifies the area of the drawing to be plotted. Under What to Plot, you can select an area of the drawing to be plotted.
When plotting a layout, plots everything within the printable area of the specified paper size, with the origin calculated from 0,0 in the layout.
When plotting from the Model tab, plots the entire drawing area that is defined by the grid limits. If the current viewport does not display a plan view, this option has the same effect as the Extents option.
Plots a view that was previously saved with the VIEW command.
Specifies an offset of the plot area relative to the lower-left corner of the printable area or to the edge of the paper, depending on the setting made in the Specify Plot Offset Relative To option (Options dialog box, Plot and Publish tab). The Plot Offset area of the Page Setup dialog box displays the specified plot offset option in parentheses.
The printable area of a drawing sheet is defined by the selected output device and is represented by a dashed line in a layout. When you change to another output device, the printable area may change.
You can offset the geometry on the paper by entering a positive or negative value in the X and Y offset boxes. The plotter unit values are in inches or millimeters on the paper.
Controls the relative size of drawing units to plotted units.
Plot Style Table (Pen Assignments)
Sets the plot style table, edits the plot style table, or creates a new plot style table.
Displays the plot style table that is assigned to the current Model tab or layout tab and provides a list of the currently available plot style tables.
If you select New, the Add Plot Style Table wizard is displayed, which you can use to create a new plot style table. The wizard that is displayed is determined by whether the current drawing is in color-dependent or named mode.
Displays the Plot Style Table Editor, in which you can view or modify plot styles for the currently assigned plot style table.
Specifies how shaded viewports are plotted and determines their resolution levels and dots per inch (dpi).
Specifies how views are plotted. To specify this setting for a viewport on a layout tab, select the viewport and then, on the Tools menu, click Properties.
From the Model tab, you can select from the following options:
Specifies the resolution at which shaded viewports are plotted.
You can select from the following options:
Specifies options for lineweights, transparency, plot styles, shaded plots, and the order in which objects are plotted.
Specifies whether object transparency is plotted. This option should only be used when plotting drawings with transparent objects.
Specifies whether the HIDE operation applies to objects in the paper space viewport. This option is available only from a layout tab. The effect of this setting is reflected in the plot preview, but not in the layout.
Specifies the orientation of the drawing on the paper for plotters that support landscape or portrait orientation.
Displays the drawing as it will appear when plotted on paper by executing the PREVIEW command.