Printing settings in Print Drawings dialog box (old printing)

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Printing settings in Print Drawings dialog box (old printing)

The Print Drawings dialog box contains options for setting up printing. This dialog box is only displayed if you have set XS_USE_OLD_PLOT_DIALOG to TRUE in File menu > Settings > Advanced options > Printing.



Print to file

Prints the drawing to a file.

Include revision mark to file name

Adds the latest revision of the printed drawing to the filename.

Revision number is used by default. However, if you set the advanced option XS_​SHOW_​REVISION_​MARK_​ON_​DRAWING_​LIST to TRUE, the revision mark is used.


Auto fits the drawing to the Print area h*b size, i.e. fits it to the paper. This is useful, for example, when you are printing draft drawings on A4. With this option you can include everything in the printout, but the scale of the drawing may be affected as drawing size is fitted to the Print area h*b.

With Auto, if the drawing size is smaller than the paper, the drawing is scaled up to fill the defined Print area h*b, keeping the aspect ratio.

Entering an exact scale in the Scale box scales the drawing manually to the defined scale.

Examples on Scale: 1.0 = 100%, 0.9 = 90%

Print on multiple sheets

Prints the drawing on multiple small sheets.

Number of copies

Defines the number of copies.


Auto orientates the drawing to suit the paper.

Landscape prints the drawing horizontally - as it is displayed on the screen.

Portrait prints the drawing vertically.

Print area

Entire drawing prints the entire drawing.

Visible area prints the area visible in the current drawing window.

Add / Edit...

Add or delete printer instances, or modify their settings.


Opens a dialog box where you can select to print frames and fold marks.

Printer setup...

Opens the Windows print setup dialog box where you can change the printing settings for the current Tekla Structures session only. The changes that you make are not saved for the printer permanently.

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