Initial Layout and Print Area
When the Print dialog is first invoked, the print size is usually maximized to the printer driver configuration file's default paper size. You can change this behavior, however, if the desired print scale is specified in the printer driver configuration file.
The long edge of the print area is automatically aligned with the long edge of the paper. For the Windows printer, PDF, CALS, TIFF, and LORIP printer driver configurations, the appropriate paper orientation is automatically selected to achieve best fit. For all other printer driver configuration types, this is accomplished via print rotation. Normally, it should not be necessary to manually adjust either the rotation or the orientation to achieve the desired scale.
The initial print area is determined as follows:
- If the active model contains a sheet definition, the print area is obtained from the sheet definition. An internal fence is maintained by the Print dialog, and the print scale is set such that the entire contents of the sheet are maximized within the page size.
- If no sheet definition exists, and a fence exists, the fence defines the print area. The print scale is set such that the entire contents of the fence are maximized within the page size.
- If no sheet definition or fence exists, the print area is set to view. As with fence print area mode, the print scale is set such that the entire contents of the view are maximized within the page size.
The print Area list box on the Print dialog is set to indicate the current print area in use.
If the print size does not precisely match the paper size, and auto-center is enabled in the printer driver configuration file, the print origin is automatically set to center the print area within the page. This occurs whenever the print size or scale is changed.