PDF Plot is a part of the RpTools application for plotting and printing plans and elevations using pen widths and color assigned to edge lines.
Select the pdf plot icon from the RpTools toolbar: ( IImage:Pdf-plot-icon.png )
Right click on selected items which include edges, and click "Set Pen and Color" to assign pen settings to edges.
Settings made to groups will apply to the entire group. Settings to component instances will only apply to that instance. If you want to define settings for all instances, use "edit component" and make the changes to the component definition.
Click the color box and define the color for the pen. The default is black.
Do not set or change - if the selection already contains more than one pen color, this box will be checked. (This is unchecked automatically if you change the pen color.)
Define the width for the pen in inches or millimeters. The default is 0, which means make the pen 1 pixel or 1 printer unit wide.
Do not set or change - if the selection already contains more than one pen width, this box will be checked. (This is unchecked automatically if you change the pen width.)
Select one of the standard page sizes or enter a custom size.
This will be the size of the page in the PDF document. It is not unnecessarily one of the sizes avaialble on printers attached to your machine. (For example, you can create a PDF and then send it to a service bureau for plotting.)
Printers cannot usually plot to the full size of the page, so there margins assure that the model data is inside the printable area.
In Landscape mode, the larger of the two page sizes (e.g. 11 from 8 1/2 x 11) will run horizontally across the page.
In Portrait mode, the smaller of the two page sizes (e.g. 8 1/2 from 8 1/2 x 11) will run vertically up the page.
Specify a size on paper and the corresponding size in SketchUp.
The first measurement, labeled In the printout, is the measurement in the PDF file, on on the printed page. The second measurement, labeled In SketchUp, is the actual measurement of the object in real scale. For example, for a scale of 1/4" = 1', simply enter 1 inch In the Printout equals 4 feet In SketchUp.
- Normal plots the entire drawing.
- Screen orients the plot to the view on the screen.
- Drawing - places the drawing axis origin at the lower left of the plot.
- Screen - places the location at the lower left of the screen at the lower left of the plot.
Browse for the name and location of the PDF file.
Note:If the file is already open in Adobe Acrobat. You need to close it before re-creating it.
Select Plot to create the PDF file.