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Tile layouts?

Anonymous
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How about an option to tile several layout windows in a larger uber layout. As a student, I find I want to do quick and cheap printouts. Tiling would allow me to split an A1 into 4 A3's, which a lot of people have as a printer at home these days. It would also be seriously useful in laying out multi-board presentations. A simple grid with some ability to adjust margins in between would suffice.
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Laszlo Nagy
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I think this is absolutely essential.
On top of that, this was a feature PlotMaker 9 had (it was called Multi-Page Layouts) but was lost or omitted when PlotMaker was merged into ArchiCAd in ArchiCAD 10.
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TomWaltz
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Doesn't the plot command do that automatically now? We get accidentally tiled pages all the time.
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Laszlo Nagy
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Even with printing you can print a large Layout to A4 sized pages for example, but it does not let you control the order of pages printed like in PlotMaker at the time. That is my big pain.
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Anonymous
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Just my luck. I just started using AC last year with AC10. As for the plot command, I don't see that it would have the flexibility of multi-page layouting, allowing one to align a drawing across multiple layout pages, for example. I'm stuck taking PDF's to a printer for now, anyway. Seems like an easy fix for GS, at least. Thanks for your thoughts.

Erich
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Correct me if I am wrong but the Mac side does allow you to set the order of tiled pages. Does the PC side not allow this?
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Laszlo Nagy
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On my computer (PC), it doesn't.
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Anonymous
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I'm using a Mac here, but the issue is being able to see two, or more, layout pages at once in the actual layout editing. As I've been working away it's occurred to me that what I want is to open a whole subset. The presentation I'm working on now has different size pages, but it would still be nice to lay them out together, for better continuity.

Anonymous
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"laszlonagy" wrote:
I think this is absolutely essential.
On top of that, this was a feature PlotMaker 9 had (it was called Multi-Page Layouts) but was lost or omitted when PlotMaker was merged into ArchiCAd in ArchiCAD 10.


The funny thing is that it is the only thing that I miss out of Plotmaker, perhaps its not much of a challenge for them to add that feature to a hot fix.

Karl Ottenstein
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gabriel wrote:
How about an option to tile several layout windows in a larger uber layout. As a student, I find I want to do quick and cheap printouts. Tiling would allow me to split an A1 into 4 A3's, which a lot of people have as a printer at home these days. It would also be seriously useful in laying out multi-board presentations. A simple grid with some ability to adjust margins in between would suffice.
No ability to adjust margins - and of course you would have to play games if you want a proper scale - but you can certainly just save your layouts as a single PDF file and then use Adobe Reader to tile them onto a page. (Or, some printer drivers support tiling directly.)

Karl
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Anonymous
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I'm desperate for multi-page prints and haven't been able to figure out how... I just assumed it wasn't possible.

And, since I re-read the thread, I get that it's kinda not. Hrmph.

Is there a wish for a multi-layout option? I really want to print 2 layouts at 50% on one sheet.

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Jocelyn wrote:
I really want to print 2 layouts at 50% on one sheet.
I gave you one method via PDF...??

Generally, 2 on one sheet at 50% is only possible anyway if your original margins are pretty large and/or your printer can print with remarkably small margins. If a sheet is set up to use most of the printable area, then when the sheets are reduced to 50%, the resulting margins will be too small for many printers and things on the edges will get chopped off.

Karl
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Anonymous
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laszlonagy wrote:
I think this is absolutely essential.
On top of that, this was a feature PlotMaker 9 had (it was called Multi-Page Layouts) but was lost or omitted when PlotMaker was merged into ArchiCAd in ArchiCAD 10.
Yes, indeed, support fully! I and opened a similar theme
http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=27634 exactly about PlotMaker 9!

I VERY want to pass on ARCHICAD 12, but on the sort of the activity (besides directly I teach architectures in the Kharkov national municipal academy) I, indeed often run into unsealing a single display on a few leaves (2x3 sheet of А0, for example).

And concerning a ploting in single large PDF with subsequent his auto breaking up of printer a driver - it not always correctly, and you talk - it is impossible to control the field of impositions.

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