Page Setup Manager

Page Setup Manager

Page Setup Manager

MouseOK    Ribbon: Output – Plot >  Page Setup Manager

MouseOK    Menu: File –  Page Setup Manager …

MouseOK    Toolbar: Main –

KeyboardOK Command line: PAGESETUP

When preparing a document for printing, it is necessary to set a sufficiently large number of parameters for each layout: select the printer, specify the paper size and orientation, set the plotting scale, etc. The Page Setup Manager allows you to save plot setup parameters in the named page setups. The use of named page setups makes it possible to significantly reduce the time for preparing documents to plot due to applying previously made plot settings to new document layouts.

With help of Page Setup Manager, it is possible to create new setups, edit those previously created in the current document or imported from other documents. The page setups are assigned to each document page and are stored in a document file.

Upon starting the command, the Page Setup Manager dialog box opens. The name of the current layout is displayed in the dialog box title in square brackets:


Existing page setups

In the top left part of the section the list of page setups applicable to the current layout is displayed.

In the absence of created page setups in the document, the list displays only the current layout name, marked with asterisks (for example, *Model*, *Layout1* etc.), to which created or imported page setups may be applied.

Button to assign the page setup selected in the list to the current layout. The layout name is added with the name of assigned page setup in parentheses, for example, *Model(Setup1)*, *Layout1(Setup2)* etc.

note: When selecting the current layout in the list, the Apply to layout button is not available.

Button for opening New Plot Set button, where it is possible to select an earlier created setup as a template and enter a name for the new setup.

Button for opening Page Setup dialog box for editing settings for the selected setup.

Button for opening a standard dialog box for selecting files, where it is possible to select a file to import one or more page setups from it.

Button to delete the selected page setup.

Plot parameters

Displays information about the selected page setup.

Device name:

Name of the plot device assigned to the setup.


Type of the plot device assigned to the setup.


Physical location of the plot device assigned to the setup.


The name of paper format parameters assigned to the setup.

The paper size and orientation are displayed in square brackets [ ].

note: The name of the paper format can include the paper size, which is displayed in round brackets ( ).

note: The page setups created for the layout space are not applied to the model space. Conversely, the page setups for the model space cannot be applied to the layout space.

To create the page setup:


1.    Click the New button.

2.    In the opened New Plot Set dialog box

in the Based on plot set section, select a previously created setup as a template.

3.    In the Name field, enter the name of a new setup.

note: By default, for a newly created page setup the following name is proposed SetupN, where N is the number of the setup being created. For convenience it is recommended to assign a user name to the new setup, which displays the format name and orientation, assigned plotter name, etc., for example, A4 (portrait) PDFCreator or A1 (landscape) CanonLargeFormat W7250.

4.    Click OK button.

5.    Specify the necessary parameters in the Page setup dialog box and click OK button.

The newly created setup is displayed in the Existing page setup list of the Page Setup Manager.

To edit the page setup:


1.    Select the setup for editing in the Existing page setup list.

2.    Click the Edit button.

3.    Make the required changes of parameters in the opened Page Setup dialog box.

4.    Click OK button.

To import the page setup:


1.    Click the Import button.

2.    In the opened standard file selection dialog box, select the type of file, folder in which it is located, and the file itself.

note: It is possible to import page setups from the drawing format (*.dwg), drawing template (*.dwt) and drawing interchange format (*.dxf).

3.    Select one or more page setups in the Import page setup dialog box (using the SHIFT and CTRL keys).

4.    Click OK button.

To delete the page setup assigned to the current layout:


1.    Select the page with an assigned setup in the Existing page setup list, for example, *Model(Setup1)*.

2.    Click the Edit button.

3.    In the Page Setup dialog box choose the None option in the available plot devices list.

4.    Click OK button to close the dialog.

5.    In the Page Setup Manager dialog box, the name of the assigned setup will be deleted from the page name, i.e. the page name for the above example will be: *Model*.

6.    Click to select the page setup (Setup1 in this case). The disabled Delete button becomes available (enabled).

7.    Click the Delete button.

8.    To close the dialog, click the Close button.

Page Setup

The Page Setup dialog is opened from the Page Setup Manager at creating or editing a page setup (the New and Edit buttons):



Drop-down list that displays the available plot devices.



To file

Turn on/off the print mode into the plt-file.

When To file option is turned (checkbox is selected), clicking the Plot button (in the Plot dialog box) opens the Plot to file dialog box (standard dialog box to store files) to select the folder for storing plt-file.

Button to open the dialog box to modify the current settings of the selected plot device.

The view of the opened dialog box and configuration settings are determined by the driver of the current plot device.

Paper size and orientation



Drop-down list to select paper formats for the current plot device.

Setting the paper orientation

 Find the nearest paper

Button for automatic search of the optimal paper format for the specified plot area and the selected plot device from the plotting fields.

The selected optimal paper format allows you to print the defined plot area without cutting in boards.

Attention: The size of the optimal paper format selected in this way should be checked against the size of paper actually used in the plot device.

 Add custom paper size

Button to set parameters of a new paper format. Opens the Modify paper format dialog box.

 Filter paper

Button to create a set of paper formats to be included in the Paper size and orientation drop-down list. Opens the Edit paper list dialog box.

Plot area

Model          Layout

Drop-down list to select the drawing area to be plotted. The list view depends on the current Model or Layout space.


Options for setting the plot area:

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