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JamaL9722060
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How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

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03-11-2012 07:40 AM

How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

 

I wanted to choose the same printer for many layouts but I found out that I need to modify them one by one.

 

Some of these layouts have “Adobe pdf converter”, others have the “DWG TO PDF.pc3”. What I need is to set the printer “DWG TO PDF.pc3” for all the layouts in one go.

 

Is that possible?

 

Thank you for the help,

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

03-11-2012 01:42 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Hi,

 

sorry, it's not possible with one keystroke/with one command.

 

If you need it for plotting you can start _PUBLISH, because there you can assign one page-setup (also from an external drawing) to be active for all layouts (but only within _PUBLISH, you have not changed the assignment to the layouts in the drawing).

 

- alfred -

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JamaL9722060
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Re: How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

03-11-2012 02:28 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Thank you Alfred for the answer.

 

Yes! This is why I need to set them all to have a particular printer.

 

But I couldn’t know how can I “assign one-page setup” for all the layout

 

Could you please elaborate more?

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

03-11-2012 05:56 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Hi,

 

first you have to define a page-setup. The easiest way to do this is to rght-click a tab for a layout ==> "Page Setup" and in this dialog click on the button "New". This brings you to the settings for a (named) page-setup.

 

After having defined this page-setup restart the command _PUBLISH, mark all layouts (so the lines become blue. In the column for page-setup choose now your setup you created in the previous step. Don't get irritated at that step, it looks like you lose the selection at the moment you click to a cell in the grid, just continue, choose the page-setup and all layouts get this setup (for this publish-command) assigned.

 

HTH, - alfred -

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toolbox2
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Re: How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

03-12-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

I use a nifty lisp routine called pagesetups.lsp by Charles Alan Butler. Search www.theswamp.org

 

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=8855.0

 

You'll still need to create a page setup, but once that's done the routine will allow you to then apply it to any or all layout tabs. It can also import a pagesetup from a another drawing.

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Re: How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

03-12-2012 01:51 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

 

Hi Alfred,

 

Thank you for the elaboration. This is quite helpful.

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Re: How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

03-12-2012 01:52 PM in reply to: toolbox2

Thank you toolbox2 for the contribution. very much appreciated.

 

best

 

Jamal

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e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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bryce.thelin
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Re: How to modify the settings of more than one layout in one go?

03-13-2012 04:09 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Hi Jamal,

 

I'm glad you were able to make things work. Please hit the "Accept as Solution" button on Alfred's post!



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