Print a Drawing Layout: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac

Uploaded by Autodesk on 27.03.2012

After you finish your design, you’ll likely need to share it with others.
A drawing layout organizes one or more views of your design on a virtual sheet of paper.
A layout usually contains a title block, one or more viewports, and annotation.
Let’s take a look at the steps for creating a layout.
The number of layouts in your drawing depends on the template you used to create the drawing.
You can edit existing layouts or create new ones. I’ll create a New Layout by clicking
the Layout list on the status bar and choosing Create New Layout.
All new layouts include a default page setup and viewport.
The viewport controls which area of the design to show and at which scale.
For this layout, I’ll show you how to edit the page setup, insert a title block, and
create your own viewport. I’ll start by erasing the default viewport.
I use the Page Setup Manager to change the output device and paper size for the layout.
Now I’m ready to insert my title block. First, I’ll set the Title Block layer current
and use the Insert command to insert my title block.
Next, I’ll define a viewport to display my design.
I set the Viewports layer current and create a new viewport.
I’ll size the Viewport to fit inside my title block.
I can select my viewport to change the scale at which my design is displayed, then choose
an appropriate scale from the list of predefined options.
Once my layout is ready, I’ll click Print Layout from the Layout visor.
Show Details allows access to additional settings. I’ll accept the default settings and choose
PDF, then Preview. Finally, I’ll close the Preview window and
click Print to send my layout to the printer.