PCB 3D Print Settings
Created: July 28, 2015 | Updated: June 19, 2017
The PCB 3D Print Settings dialog
This dialog allows the designer to define settings when generating a print of the board in 3D.
The dialog is accessed in the following ways:
- With the PCB 3D Print entry selected on the Project Options - Default Prints dialog, click Configure.
- If the PCB 3D Print output type is the default print for the PCB editor:
- Click File » Page Setup then click the Advanced button in the PCB 3D Print Properties dialog that appears.
- Click File » Print Preview then right-click in the main window and choose Configuration.
Use this region to specify the quality of the 3D model to be printed in terms of resolution. Supported resolutions are 75 DPI, 150 DPI, and 300 DPI.
View to Print
Use this region to select the view of the board to be printed. Choose from the following options:
- Entire Board From Above - choose to print the 3D view of the board looking directly down from above the board (camera perspective is perpendicular to the board).
- Entire Board From Below - choose to print the 3D view of the board looking directly up from below the board (camera perspective is perpendicular to the board).
- Custom - choose this option then click Take Current Camera Position to print the 3D view of the board as it is currently displayed in the PCB editor.
Click Take Current View Configuration to apply the current workspace view configuration for surface colors, visibility, opacity, and board thickness.
This region displays a preview of what will be printed. It will dynamically update as changes are made in the View to Print and/or View Configuration regions of the dialog.
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