Acme DWG Converter uses the printer in the current system. Users can use the default printer configuration in the current system, or modify the configuration. Modification to printer configuration is done in the printer configuration dialog box of the operating system, and different printer may have different dialog box.
In Acme DWG Converter, modification to printer configuration is only valid in Acme DWG Converter, i.e., the modified configuration becomes invalid when you exit from Acme DWG Converter.
Users can modify pen-width of all color numbers in the pen-width setup dialog box, and each pen with a color number corresponds to different width. Pen-width actually refers to the width of a line with different color.
As pen-width data is saved in the registration table, the setup of pen-width by users is valid for all future printing.
It specifies the rectangular plot area to be printed and includes three options: display, layout and window.
Print the area displayed on the current screen.
Print the area specified by the currently checked layout.
Print any rectangular area of the graphics. If the area is completely visible on the screen, then after clicking the button of“Window Pick…”, users can specify the window directly on a screen by pointing device.
Hidden Line Removal
If there are 3D objects in your graph, and the conversion result is supposed to be hiddem line removal, you could tick this option to achieve the result. There are two kinds as Automatic mode and Enforcement mode. The automatic mode could descide whether to remove the hidden line according to the settings, while the enforcement mode would order the software to forcely remove the hidden line. (this mode is not recommended)
Users can choose print colors and they have three options: monochrome (namely, all in black), grayscale and 256 colors. When users choose to print in monochrome, all the lines will be printed in black, regardless of their original colors. Grayscale printing means to print after all the colors are converted to the corresponding gray. Only 256-color printing prints the lines according to their original colors.
No matter in which color the users chose to print, it will not affect the pen-width setup of that color, that is to say, the pen-width of each color number will be printed out according to its original value. For instance, the pen-width of No. 5 Color (blue) is set as 0.5mm, although it will be printed black in monochrome printing, the width of the line is still printed according to the value of 0.5mm instead of the pen-width of the black color.
The setup of drawing dimensions is actually specified in the setup dialog box of PRN device, it only displays here. Users can choose to display them in inch or millimeter. The display unit here chosen by users is also valid to the following setup, namely, the setup unit of percentage and skewing is subject to the unit chosen here.
Print ratio, rotation and origin
Users can change the ratio, orientation and origin to be printed.
- Print ratio
Users can set the ratio to be printed. Users can specify the print ratio by setting different numbers of print units and drawing units, i.e., modify the number corresponding to “print inch = graphic unit” or “print millimeter = graphic unit” to change the print ratio.
If the exact print ratio is to be specified, please determine the number of graphic units to be printed per millimeter or per inch in the drawing. Then enter the number of drawing units in the left edit box, and the number of graphic units in the right edit box.
Users can choose“Scale to Fit”, so that the printed part can fill the specified drawing dimensions as fully as possible. When“Scale to Fit” is checked, the actual ratio used to fill will be displayed in the edit box. Any modification to the items affecting this ratio will cause AcmeCADConverter to update the ratio accordingly.
- Print orientation (rotation)
Users can choose print orientation, i.e., users can rotate the area to be printed before exporting it to a printer. The degrees of rotation include 0 degree, 90 degrees, 180 degrees and 270 degrees, and the rotation is counterclockwise.
- Print origin (namely print offset)
The print origin of AcmeDWGConverter is in the upper left corner. Entering offsetvalue in “XOffset” and “Y Offset” can modify print origin, and the offset value can be negative. Note: The positive direction on X axis is eastward, while that on the Y axis is downward.
Users can choose “Center print”, so as to have the print area placed in the center of the drawing as much as possible. When “Center print” is checked, the edit box will display the offset value of the origin that moves the print area to the center. Any modification to the items that affect the offset value will cause AcmeCADConverter to update the offset value accordingly.
It displays the appearance of the graphics on the screen in a way as if they were printed on a piece of paper.
While displaying the preview image, the cursor changes to be a magnifier with the symbols of plus (+) and minus (-). Drag the cursor towards the top of the screen will zoom in the preview image, and drag the cursor towards the bottom of the screen will zoom out the preview image.
Clicking the right button can access to the pop-up menu that offers other preview options, which include:
Display a hand cursor, which can be used to move the preview image horizontally. Press down the right button of the mouse and drag the cursor in any direction to move the preview image.
Display a magnifier with the symbols of plus (+) and minus (-).Drag the cursor towards the top of the screen will zoom out the preview image, and drag the cursor towards the bottom of the screen will zoom in the preview image.
- Zoom fit
Allow the preview image to fill the screen as fully as possible.
Exit from “Print preview”.
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