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After you finish your design, youll likely need to share it with others. A drawing layout organizes one or more views of your design on a virtual sheet of paper. A layout usually contains a title block, one or more viewports, and annotation. Lets take a look at the steps for creating a layout. The number of layouts in your drawing depends on the template you used to create the drawing. You can edit existing layouts or create new ones. Im going to create a new layout by.

Rightclicking on one of the existing layout tabs and choosing new layout. All new layouts include a default page setup and viewport. The viewport controls which area of the design to show and at which scale. For this layout, Ill show you how to edit the page setup, insert a title block, and create your own viewport. Ill start by erasing the default viewport. Ill rightclick on the Layout tab and select Page Setup Manager. The Page Setup Manager.

Is where ill modify the layouts output device and paper size. Now Im ready to insert my title block. Ill make the Title Block layer current, and use the Insert command to insert a title block I created earlier. Next Ill define a viewport to display my design. I make the Viewports layer current, and use the VIEWPORTS command to create a new Viewport. Ill size the Viewport to fit into my title block.

I can change the scale at which my design is displayed by selecting the viewport and choosing an appropriate scale from the list of predefined options. Once my layout is ready, I choose Plot. Notice the arrow in the bottom right corner of the Plot dialog? on this arrow to display additional settings. In this case, Ill accept the default settings, and choose Preview. Finally, I click the Plot button to send my layout to the output device.

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