PAPER_SHEET_FORMAT

PAPER_SHEET_FORMAT

Win32 and 64, English

Andrzej Kalinowski
This function draws a sheet of selected dialog window size and scale.

General Usage Instructions

Command: PAPERSHEETFORMAT

This function inserts a sheet of selected dialog window size and scale. The Sheet is drawn on a separate layer in the form of a prescaled block. Program recognises drawing units ( mm/cm/dm/m/feet/inches). The user is asked to choose format, scale, orientation, or whether he wants the title and scale to be shown. The program remembers chosen settings from previous use so the user doesn't have to set everything from the beginning. The user can also specify his own desired dimensions under the USER_DEFINED button. In this section, there also is an option to draw a paper sheet. The program will then calculate the dimensions of the paper according to a defined scale. The user can estimate in this way what paper size he is looking for.

Command: PAPERFORMATTOGGLE

This function toggles the selected PaperFormat block between horizontal and vertical orientation.

Command: PAPERFORMATEDIT

This function allows to edit the parameters of the PaperSheet Block.

Command:   (PPP)  or   'PICKPAPER

This function returns coordinates of the lower left and upper right corner of the selected rectangle (it can be a nested rectangle). The function is meant for selecting a plot scope determined by Paper Format Block created with the PAPERSHEETFORMAT command or any drawn rectangle. The function should be used when the user is prompted to select the Plot Area in the Plot dialog window. When Autodesk® AutoCAD® asks for the first corner of the plot area this function should be run just by typing (PPP) with brackets or 'PICKPAPER with an apostrophe. The user can then just pick this rectangle or rectangle in PaperSheetBloc (no need to scroll and pick points precisely).

Command aliases:

The application comes with the long command names listed above. To create your own short aliases for these commands, go to ACAD.PGP file or Menu Manage->Customization->Edit aliases->Edit Aliases. Command aliases used in video example: PFT for PAPERFORMATTOGGLE, PSF for PAPERSHEETFORMAT, PFE for PAPERFORMATEDIT,

Compatibility:

All AutoCAD versions and all AutoCAD vertical programs.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

PAPERSHEETFORMAT

Draws Paper Format Block containing a rectangle of format and scale and attributes selected in dialog window invoked by the command.

PAPERFORMATTOGGLE

Toggles selected PaperFormat block between horizontal and vertical orientation.

(PPP)

This function returns coordinates of the lower left and upper right corner of the selected rectangle (it can be a nested rectangle). The function is meant for selecting a plot scope determined by Paper Format Block created with the PAPERSHEETFORMAT command or any drawn rectangle. The function should be used when the user is prompted to select the Plot Area in the Plot dialog window. When AutoCAD asks for the first corner of the plot area then this function should be run just by typing (PPP) with brackets. The user can then just pick this rectangle or rectangle in PaperSheetBloc (no need to scroll and pick points precisely).

PAPERFORMATEDIT

This function allows to edit the parameters of the PaperSheet Block.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Andrzej Kalinowski
Support Contact: andrzejkalinowski@onet.eu

Author/Company Information

Andrzej Kalinowski

Support Information

Support via the contact form on www.autolisps.blogspot.com.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

7.0.1

Updated GET_AECBOSMODE and updated GET_DEGUNITS definition, fixed bug with 3D SNAPS, fixed bug with swapping dimensions in PAPERFORMATTOGGLE command for Blocks without margins.

7.0

Fixed bug with double swapping dimmensions in PAPERFORMATTOGGLE command, added editable Scale Prefix in Settings, added option to find scale automatically, corrected placing block with automatically calculatred sizes when margins are not equal.

6.0

fixed bug with unknown Color when canceling Color selection in Layer Settings dialog box, fixed bug with wrong Inneframe size while PAPERFORMATTOGGLE command, added option to find size automatically, added error trapper to PAPERFORMATTOGGLE, separated left/right/top/bottom Margins, updated LayerSettings Dialog Box, added PAPERFORMATEDIT command, added ability find Paper size based on objects selection

5.0.0

Added Inner Frame option

3.0.0

Updated to Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2022(No change in Version Number)

2.0.8

Initial release
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