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Print area landscape/portrait

I am trying to use Print Area to print my drawing. When I make my area selection, it looks like it should fit nicely in landscape mode, but the preview puts it in portrait and I can't seem to change it. The only way I can seem to print portrait is to print the entire page instead of just my selection. I have attached a screenshot of Print Area window after making my selection. I feel like I'm missing something obvious. I've just upgraded to a new computer, Windows 7 to Windows 10, and switched from Solid Edge 8 to Solid Edge 9.

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Re: Print area landscape/portrait

Hi there @ace2049ns,

 

After choosing "Print area", have you then gone to the "Properties" of your printer to ensure the orientation is set there?......below is how I make the settings for our office printer.

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Print area landscape/portrait

When in Paper Print screen, before selecting Print Area, select Printer -> Properties...

 

In the Layout tab change your orientation from Portrait to Landscape

 

Select OK

 

Select Print Area

 

Select the area of the draft to print

 

The orientation should now be as desired

Re: Print area landscape/portrait

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Yes, Landscape is selected in my printer properties.  I usually print to PDF and print a paper copy and the issue occurs for both. For PDF, I'm using "Microsoft Print to PDF" and our printer is a Ricoh. Both have Landscape selected in the Properties window, but it still won't actually be in landscape mode after my Print Area Selection.

Re: Print area landscape/portrait

I uset the Microsoft Print to PDF printer and set to landscape and it worked correctly for me in ST9 on Win 10.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Print area landscape/portrait

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@ace2049ns,

 

Works fine in both orientations here......make sure that your choose your "Print area" action ahead of the printer "Properties", to engage it correctly......also, I only use the PDF [from the Save As Translated function] inside Solid Edge, for my drafts, and have a button added to my Quick Access Toolbar [QAT] to get directly to it.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Print area landscape/portrait

I am unable to change printer properties once I select Print Area. It does not look like your screenshots, but the one I attached to this reply.

Re: Print area landscape/portrait

@ace2049ns,

 

Ok......I don't normally use that new interface, favouring the "Ctrl + P" keyboard shortcut, but I made a short video of what I get when using that method....seems to work fine still though.

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Print area landscape/portrait

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Wow! Using the Ctrl-P shortcut brings up the old print dialog. When I use that method, landscape and portrait work correctly. It still doesn't work correctly in the method I was using though. That's odd. But I'm going to use Ctrl-P from now on anyway. Thank you!

Re: Print area landscape/portrait

Very welcome.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10