Altium Designer Documentation

Default Print Options for a Project in Altium Designer

Created: August 18, 2017 | Updated: March 8, 2018
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The Default Prints tab of the Project Options dialog The Default Prints tab of the Project Options dialog

Summary

This tab of the Project Options dialog enables you to set up the default print outputs for the Schematic and PCB editors. It is these nominated defaults that are used when running the following print commands from the editors' main menus:

  • File » Print
  • File » Print Preview » Print
These defaults are also applied from the Projects panel when using the right-click Print and Print Preview commands for a schematic document (*.SchDoc), or PCB document (*.PcbDoc).

Access

This is one of multiple tabs available when configuring the options for a project that are accessed from within the Project Options dialog. To access this dialog:

  • Click Project » Project Options in the Schematic or PCB Editor.
  • Right-click on the entry for the project on the Projects panel then click Project Options from the context menu.

Options/Controls

The main area of the tab presents a listing of all supported print-based outputs that can be generated from the schematic and PCB editors. Output types are grouped into the following categories:

  • Assembly Outputs 
  • Documentation Outputs
  • Fabrication Outputs
  • Other Outputs 
  • Report Outputs
  • Validation Outputs

For each entry, the following information is displayed:

  • Output Description - what is output by using this print output type.
  • Supports - the editor for which this print output type is supported. 
  • Default Print - indicates whether this print output type is to be used as the default print type (enabled) or not (disabled).
Only one print output type can be set as the default print type for each Output Description.

Additional Controls

  • Configure - click this button to access an associated dialog with which to configure the currently selected print output. The dialogs involved include:
  • Page Setup - click to access a page setup dialog for the currently selected print output. In the dialog, you can configure the printout with the chosen printer in terms of paper, scaling, and color settings. You can also access the relevant configuration dialog, the printer setup dialog, preview the printout, and ultimately print the output from the selected printer.
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