To edit the page settings:
Click File and Page Setup.
Modify the settings as needed and then click the OK button.
The Page Setup dialog contains many options for setting the
drawing size, print scale, and the lot size of your landscape design.
Important: These settings are only used by the Print
Top-Down command, not the Print Viewport or Export Viewport to File
The Print scale option determines how
your landscape design will be scaled when printing the Top-Down view. For
example, the print scale is set to 1” = 10’, then when printing the Top-Down
view with the Use print scale option enabled, your landscape design will be
sized so that 10 feet in the design appears as one inch on paper.
The drawing size determines how
large your landscape is in terms of paper size. If the drawing size is larger
than a single sheet of paper, then multiple sheets of paper can be printed to.
Crop marks will be printed where the separate pieces of paper should be joined
The Lot size determines how large your
landscape is in terms of feet or meters. A predefined lot size can be selected
or you can set your own. The length and width of the lot size can extend to 1500
feet (457 meters), which is approximately 51 acres. It is usually best to use
the smallest lot size that will fit your landscape design.
The Orientation determines whether
your design is printed as a Portrait or a Landscape.
Black and white
The Black and white option
determines whether your landscape design is printed in full color or completely
Print crop marks
The Print crop marks option
determines whether crop marks are added to each piece of paper to designate
where the papers should be joined together. Crop marks are only added if
multiple sheets of paper are needed to print the design.
Print the grid
The Print the grid option
determines whether the grid is added when printing. To modify the grid, see Snap Settings.
Use print scale
The Use print scale option
determines if the Print scale is taken into account when printing. If the Print
to one sheet option is selected instead, then the print scale will be
Print to one sheet
The Print to one sheet option
determines if the landscape design is sized to fit a single piece of paper,
ignoring the print scale settings.
Fit to x by y sheets
The Fit to x
by y sheets option is used to ignore the print scale and size the design to fit
the number of sheets of paper designated.
The Print quality option can be set
to Low, Medium, or High to determine the clarity of the
printout. It is recommended to always set the print quality to High
unless creating quick test prints.
The Print preview diagram displays
to the lower-right of the Page Setup dialog, and visually explains how the
drawing will be sized on the paper.
Printing the Top-Down
Exporting the Top-Down
View to a File
Exporting the Viewport
to a File
Printing a Screen