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,
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 -
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?
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 -
I use a nifty lisp routine called pagesetups.lsp by Charles Alan Butler. Search www.theswamp.org
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.
Thank you for the elaboration. This is quite helpful.
Thank you toolbox2 for the contribution. very much appreciated.
I'm glad you were able to make things work. Please hit the "Accept as Solution" button on Alfred's post!