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Plot Settings

Post by friedl » 25 Aug 2012, 15:32


i want to retrieve the plot settings of a layout, but i can't seem to find the information necessary
can you help me with:

* determine the real world papersize (like A0) associated with a layout
* how can i determine the box to zoom to to plot only the paper defined and not the extents of the drawing?

any help is appreciated

Mikhail Zhilin
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Re: Plot Settings

Post by Mikhail Zhilin » 27 Aug 2012, 18:04


you can determine the paper size associated with a layout in Print Preview dialog box. Press [Ctrl+P] to call Print Preview dialog, then go to Device Settings tab and set a paper size.

To plot selected area of the drawing, use Clip Rectangle tool (available in CADViewX Pro).

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Re: Plot Settings

Post by friedl » 27 Aug 2012, 21:46


no, i do not want to manually set it, i want to retrieve those values from the object model

when i go to the print settings dialog, i have to select the paper size on my own

what i want is to retrieve the paper size that the original creator of the autocad file intended for the drawing; i also want to retrieve the coordnates for the clipping of that papersize

so that i can export the autocad drawing with its size intended for the layout
(but without user interaction)

technically speaking, i want to access the Limits (min/max) of the Layout and the PLOTSETTINGS of the same Layout section, but i can't seem to find a way to access them

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Re: Plot Settings

Post by support » 29 Aug 2012, 14:10

CADViewX allows to receive extents for each layout. However PLOTSETTINGS data is inaccessible with current CADViewX version.

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