3.6 Printing images
Triaxes Legend allows you to print directly from the software, however, plotters for direct printing are supplied with special software for printing process control. In such a case is necessary to encode the image To file and open it in the plotter software.
Menu command: Project >> Print Setup
The command opens the standard Windows Print Setup dialog where you can select the printer, used on default, paper size and orientation.
Menu command: Project >> Print Preview
The Print Preview command switches the program to the print preview mode. You can see the position of the image on the print page in this mode. The Print button sends the image to the printer. The Close button exits the preview mode. The Print Setup button opens a standard Print Setup dialog.
In the Print Preview mode, you can:
- use the mouse or keyboard to set the position of the image on the print page (the coordinates of the upper-left corner in mm: x, y);
- rotate the image 90° – select the Horz/Vert checkbox;
- fill the page with image copies (the Fill checkbox) and specify the interval between copies (the Interval field);
- use mouse scrolling to zoom the image in and out.
Fig. 3.26. Print preview
The status line shows the current printer resolution in dpi (ppi) received directly from the printer driver.