MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Main Tab, Raster Settings

Used to modify the paper and layout properties of raster print definitions.

The Main tab contains check, drop-down list, and text boxes to define print definition properties. The first item in each drop-down list box is an empty list item. If a control is set to the empty list item, it does not set the print definition property.

Paper size This control specifies the paper size (form) associated with the raster print.
Orientation Lets you specify whether or not the orientation is Landscape or Portrait.
Paper source Lets you specify a particular tray or paper type (Tray 1, Tray 2, Glossy Paper, Plain Paper) for the paper source.
Full sheet This control fits the raster image onto the paper limits of the selected paper size.
Units This control lets you specify the units in which the size and origin values are displayed.
Size/Scale This control lets you specify an X size, Y size, or Scale. You can also select Maximize to maximize the raster.

The X size option lets you specify the X size for the raster in the active units. The Y size option lets you specify the Y size for the raster in the active units.

The raster scale is a multiplier, showing the factor that the original pixels will be scaled up or down to meet the print size. For example, suppose you are printing to a 600 dpi printer or a 600 dpi PDF and you have a raster that is exactly 1100 x 850 pixels. If you maximize this raster to ANSI A (11 x 8.5), the raster scale will be 6. To produce the perfect image, you would need a raster that was 6600 x 5100 pixels. This would yield a raster scale of 1 - without any upscaling or downscaling.

Rotation The Rotation control lets you rotate the raster. Valid rotations for raster are 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees.
Origin Lets you center the raster or allows you to set the horizontal (x origin) and vertical (y origin) distance in printer units from the lower-left corner of the printable area to the lower-left corner of the image.
Mirror Lets you mirror the raster about the X axis, Y axis, or both axes.
Invert colors (binary raster only) Lets you reverse the normal foreground/background rules for binary rasters.