How do you use sheets in Draftsight?

How do you plot in DraftSight?

To print or plot a drawing on a printer or plotter, or to print a drawing to a file: Do one of the following: On the application menu, click Print > Print. On the menu, click File > Print.



Select one of the following options:

  1. All geometry. …
  2. Drawing boundary / Sheet. …
  3. Named view. …
  4. Current view. …
  5. Specify.

How do you insert a title block in DraftSight?

To add a Frame and a Title Block to a drawing: Do one of the following: On the ribbon, click Toolbox > Frame > Insert.



Specify the Frame area.

  1. Click Specify area.
  2. In the graphics area, specify two diagonal points defining the rectangular are for the Frame with the Title Block.
  3. Click OK.

How do you use DraftSight blocks?

To insert Blocks:

  1. Click Insert > Block (or type InsertBlock).
  2. In the dialog box, in Name, select a Block. …
  3. Under Position, for X, Y, and Z, specify coordinate values, or select Specify later to specify the insertion point on screen after the dialog box closes.
  4. Under Scale:

How do you plot a CAD drawing?

Plot to Raster Image

  1. Choose Plot command.
  2. Printer/Plotter options / Choose Publish to Web JPG. …
  3. Paper Size / Choose resolution of the raster image.
  4. Plot Area / Use Window to specify content of the raster image in your drawing.
  5. Select other plot options / Ok.
  6. Specify raster image file path and name / Save.
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How do you create a plot layout?

Follow these steps:

  1. Click the desired layout tab.
  2. Click the Layout tab of the Ribbon menu. …
  3. In the Layout panel, click Page Setup. …
  4. Click New. …
  5. Type a suitable name and click OK. …
  6. Specify the printer you want to use, its paper size, and so on, but leave the Plot Area drop-down list set at Layout. …
  7. Click OK.

How do I print multiple sheets in DraftSight?

If you have multiple drawings to print then instead of opening each Drawing and printing each sheet you can use Batch Print in DraftSight.



Print in DraftSight

  1. Print Command: Type PRINT in Command Line.
  2. Go to File > Print…
  3. Click on Print button on Standard Toolbar.
  4. RMB on Model or Sheet Tabs.

How do I change the page size in DraftSight?

To set custom paper sizes for printing:

  1. Type CustomPaperSize at the command prompt.
  2. Specify the name of a built-in printer (PDF, PNG, JPG, SVG, or DWF).
  3. In the dialog box, select Custom sizes.
  4. Click Add to create a custom paper size.
  5. In Name, edit the name of the new custom format.

How do I create a Draftsight drawing template?

Creating and Managing Sheets

  1. Click File > Sheet > Sheet from Template (or type Sheet and specify the Template option).
  2. In the Select template from file dialog box, select a *. …
  3. In the Sheet List dialog box, select a Sheet name and click OK.
  4. The Sheet and all entities from the specified file are inserted in the drawing.

How do you explode in DraftSight?

To explode complex objects:

  1. Click Modify > Explode (or type Explode).
  2. In the graphics area, select objects to explode and press Enter. The selected objects are exploded. You can edit the individual objects.
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How do you create a block attribute in DraftSight?

Click the Draw menu -> Block -> Define Block Attributes. This will open the Block Attribute Definition window, shown on the right in the same image.

How do I edit a block in DraftSight?

To modify a Block definition:

  1. Click Modify > Component > Edit (or type EditComponent at the command prompt).
  2. In the graphics area click a Block or Reference to edit.
  3. From the list in the Edit Component dialog box, select the name of a Block or Reference:
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