Create the Export/Output You Really Want

Exporting from ArcSite 

There are a number of export options out of ArcSite (PDF, DWG, DXF, and PNG). While all options can be sent by a variety of methods (Email, Print, etc.), the PDF export offers the most flexibility with regards to how the work will appear. 

In this article and video, you will learn how to make the output match your needs.

Export to PDF dialog

The dialog displayed during a PDF export has multiple options.

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Orientation - choose between Landscape and Portrait displays

Paper Size - Define the output paper size

Include Contextually Located Photos - If you have added any location-based - embedded photos to your drawing, you can choose to include them or not. When included, these can greatly increase the size of the PDF. This can be a problem as many email systems have a maximum size for incoming email which these PDFs can exceed.

WORKAROUND - Alternatively you can upload the drawing to the ArcSite cloud account and then share a simple link with your intended recipient. They can directly download to avoid any email limitations.

Include Grid - Toggle on and off the display of the background grid for the export.

Scale - Choose an output scale from the existing options or create your own.Once set, the scale will become the default export scale for all drawings.

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Export Area - Toggle between exporting the Entire Drawing or just what is currently visible on the canvas. 

 

Line Weight Scale  - provides a slider to change the relative thickness of the line weight displayed on export.

Paper Margins - Change the margins used during an export. Useful if your printer has preset unchangeable margins. You can use this to overwrite those margins.

 

Related Topic 

Upload your work to the ArcSite cloud account

Troubleshoot Printing Issues 

NOTE - Not Available at the Basic subscription level

 

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