||This task explains how to
preview documents prior to printing.
||Open the document
Select File > Print (or press CTRL+P) to display
the Print dialog box:
Click Preview... to
display the Print Preview window:
|When previewing documents with a Rendering
mode set to
progress bar might appear before the Print Preview
|Note that when generating HLR for assemblies containing
clashing bodies, some geometrical elements may not be generated.
For more information, refer to
click Fit All In
and use zooming commands inside the Print Preview
window, or click Quick Print
|You can also preview the
document in real size by zooming.
To zoom, press and hold down the middle mouse button in the
Print Preview window, then click the left mouse button and
drag (still holding down the middle mouse button). Zoom up or down
to increase or decrease the document size ; the percentage of the
real size is displayed top right as you zoom. For example, if you
want to display the document in real size, zoom to reach 100%.
More about the Print Preview
- The Print Preview window is
- the Print button in the Capture Preview window
you access by selecting Tools > Image > Capture
- the Preview contextual command when selecting Tools >
Image > Album.
- Line thickness is not processed identically when visualizing and when
printing a document. For each line thickness defined in mm in the
standards of a drawing document or in the default thickness parameters, a
corresponding thickness in pixels is associated:
- when displaying the document on screen, the width used is the one
defined in pixels. When printing the document on paper, the width used
is the one in mm
- when previewing the document, an alternate pixel thickness is
used: one pixel every 0.3 mm. This alternate thickness is closer
to the paper mm thickness than the usual pixel thickness used for
display. For instance, if internal edges of a model are defined
with a thickness of 0.16 mm and 1 pixel on screen, and external
edges have a thickness of 0.2 mm and 2 pixels on screen, then the
print preview uses one pixel for both the internal and external
- Markers (such as point symbols) are always printed with a size of 1.5
mm and this, whatever the zoom you define.