How to Print in ARCHLine.XP: Single & Multiple Sheets
Sometimes learning a new program can be a little bit confusing if you’re not sure what to do. ARCHLine.XP allows you to drag your plans, sections and elevations onto a sheet which can then be printed one-by-one or all at once! This quick tutorial will help you understand some of the basics when it comes to printing. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Plot Layout
ARCHLine.XP prints onto sheets called the “plot” layout. First you need to create a sheet. To create a sheet with a titleblock go plot layout > prepare plot layout.
Step 2: Paper Size
Select your paper size. For landscape the width needs to be the longest dimension and for portrait the height is the longest dimension. You can also use an existing title-block which automatically fills in all the project details you input when you start a new project. To fill in project details go file > BIM > project parameters and fill all this in.
Step 3: Add a Plotstamp (Titleblock)
For title-blocks, you can edit the 2D group and save as a new title-block or you can simply use a template version. You need to fill in all your project details. The way it works is that ARCHLine.XP keeps things linked through variables. Eg. $sheet (Sheet Number), $projnum (Project Number), $date (Date) are all linked variables. Whichever input one variable receives is updated throughout the whole project. So if you create a new plotstamp all you need to do is input the variables where you need to. You can even create your own variables that can be updated by right clicking on the plot stamp and > “refresh this”.
Here are some useful variables:
- $project (Project Name)
- $company (Company Name)
- $compaddr (Company Address)
- $designation (Designation)
- $check (Controlled By)
- $projnum (Project Number)
- $scale (Scale)
- $sheet (Sheet Number)
You can check this whenever you create a plot-stamp with variables. These variables are automatically filled in if you’ve filled in the BIM section.
Step 4: Rename View + Fill Out Titleblock (Optional)
You can always go back and rename your views and edit your titleblock.