Add a printer instance (old printing)

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Tekla Structures

Add a printer instance (old printing)

You need to add printer instances in Printer Catalog to be able to print. This applies to printing when the advanced option XS_USE_OLD_PLOT_DIALOG is set to TRUE.

The instructions below apply when you are printing using Printer Catalog printer instances, which means that you have set the advanced option XS_USE_OLD_PLOT_DIALOG to TRUE in File menu > Settings > Advanced options > Printing.
  1. On the File menu, click Printing > Choose printer.
  2. In Printer Catalog, click an existing printer instance that has similar settings to the one you want to add.
  3. Enter a new name for the new printer instance in the box under the Printer instances list.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Browse... to access the Select Printer dialog box, which shows a list of Microsoft Windows printer drivers currently configured in your system.
  6. Click a printer driver and then OK.
  7. Select the paper size.
  8. Enter the print area in Print area h*b (height and width).
  9. If necessary, use Offset for print origin to move the drawing print origin.
  10. Select Black/white, Gray Scale or Color.

    If you select Color, Tekla Structures prints lines with the colors defined in the drawing properties.

  11. Click Color table... to map pen size to the on-screen line color. The background color is not printed.
  12. Click Update.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Confirm that you want to save changes to the model folder.
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