Work on a Layout Tab

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 area.

NoteThese tabs 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.

Create 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:

NoteYou can 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.

Use the 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

You can edit the information entered in the wizard later. After selecting the layout, click File menu Page Setup Manager.