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Managing Layouts from the Command Line

Managing Layouts from the Command Line

Managing Layouts from the Command Line

KeyboardOK Command line: LAYOUT

The command allows you to manage the layouts from the command line.

After the command is started, the prompt of available options is shown in the command line:

Choose layout option

[Copy/Delete/New/Template/Rename/SAveas/Set]<Set>:

Options:

Copy

Create the layout copy.

By default, you will be offered to copy the layout that was current (active) before the command start.

The layout copy is placed in the end of the layouts list of the document

Delete

Delete a layout.

By default, you will be offered to delete the layout that was current (active) before the command start.

The last layout in the document and the Model tab can not be deleted.

New

Create a new layout.

By default, you will be offered to create a layout with a name LayoutN+1, where N – the total number of layouts in the document.

The new layout is placed in the end of the layouts list of the document.

Template

Create one or several layouts from an existing template file (*.dwt) or drawing file (*.dwg) or drawing exchange file (*.dxf).

The name and location of the template are selected in the Open Document File dialog box.

When you select the file, the Insert Layout(s) dialog box that displays all available layouts will appear.

When you select the layouts, they and all objects located on them will be inserted in the current document.

If the name of the inserted layout is the same as the name of a layout in the paper space, then the new layout will have a name consisting of the name of the existing layout, to which the name of the inserted layout is joined with an underscore character. For example, when you insert a layout called A4 into a document already having a layout with same name, a layout called A4_A4 will be created. When you next insert the layout called A4, it will be created with the name A4_A4_A4 and so on.

Rename

Rename a layout.

By default, you will be offered to rename the layout that was current (active) before the command start.

When you rename a layout, its location in the document will not change.

SAveas

Save a layout as template file (*.dwt) or drawing file (*.dwg) or drawing exchange file (*.dxf).

By default, you will be offered a name of the layout that was current (active) before the command start.

When you set the file name, the dialog box, where you should select the file name and type format as well as the storage location, opens.

Set

Specify the layout name to set it as the current (active).

By default, you will be offered to set the name of layout that was active before the command start for the current layout.

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