Layout tabs access an area called paper space. In paper space, you place your title
block, create layout viewports to display views, dimension your
drawing, and add notes.
In paper space,
one unit represents the paper distance on a plotted sheet. The
units will be in either millimeters or inches, depending on the
plot setup for your plotter.
On a layout
tab, you can view and edit paper space objects, such as layout
viewports and title blocks. You can also move an object (such as a
leader or a title block) from model space to paper space (or vice
versa). The crosshairs cursor is active over the entire layout
can be hidden, appearing instead as buttons on the status bar at
the bottom-center of the application window. To display the tabs,
right-click the Model or layout button and click Display Layout and
Model Tabs on the shortcut menu.
Additional Layout Tabs
By default, a
new drawing starts with two layout tabs, named Layout1 and Layout2.
If you use a drawing template or open an existing drawing, the
layout tabs in your drawing may be named differently.
You can create
a new layout tab using one of the following methods:
Add a new layout tab with no settings and then specify the
settings in the Page Setup Manager.
Use the Create Layout wizard to create the layout tab and
Copy a layout tab and its settings from the current drawing
Import a layout tab from an existing drawing template (DWT)
file or drawing (DWG) file.
create multiple layouts in a drawing; each layout can contain
different plot settings and paper sizes. However, to avoid
confusion when transmitting and publishing drawings, it is usually
recommended that you create only one layout for each drawing.
Layout Wizard to Specify Layout Settings
You can create
a new layout using the Create Layout wizard. The wizard prompts you
for information about the layout settings, including
A name for the new layout
The printer associated with the layout
A paper size to use for the layout
The orientation of the drawing on the paper
A title block
Viewport setup information
A location for the viewport configuration in the layout
You can edit
the information entered in the wizard later. After selecting the layout, clickFile menu Page Setup Manager.