The Print to File Setup command allows you to capture the Display window screen and save it to a PNG, BMP or TIFF file. Optional capabilities (i.e., color, size, resolution, etc.) can be used to save high-resolution images in a user preferred manner.
Select File, Print to File Setup. The Image Size table updates to show details about the image with the current settings. Various options and adjustments to the image may be made in the Colors and Advanced frames. If Save Image is pressed, a file browser will appear in which you can choose the directory and filename to save the image. Click OK to save all of the settings and exit the command. Click Cancel to exit the Print to File Setup panel without saving any changes.
The Colors frame provides several options for defining the Foreground and Background colors.
|This option refers to the color of the entities in the Display window. It can be set to Color, Grayscale, White, or Black.
|This option refers to the color of the Display window. It can be set to Color, Grayscale, White, Black, or Transparent.
By default, the foreground and background are both set to Color which means the image will be saved as you see in the Display window.
Within the Advanced frame, you can specify your image size and resolution if different than the default:
|Dots per inch (DPI)
|This option sets the number of individual dots that can be placed in a line within the span of 1 inch. The DPI value tends to correlate with image resolution.
|This option sets the dimensions of the image that will be saved. The dimensions can be set by specifying either Inches or Pixels.
|Lock Aspect Ratio
|This option is enabled as soon as the image size is specified. If checked, the aspect ratio calculated based on the current Image Size values will be maintained regardless of further changes in size or resolution.
|Show Cropping Guide
|This option if checked, will show the user what portion of the Display window will be saved to the image file (shown below). This is useful when the specified image resolution (Advanced, Image Size) is different from the display resolution (Window Size) listed in the Image Size table.