Printing your Punch Designs
Printing in Punch
There are several options to print Punch plans. The choice depends on your goals, your printers, and your program's availability.
- If you try to print a plan and you get several blank pages --> keep in mind that Punch prints the entire workspace, so if you have a small object in a remote corner (even a dot) the system will print the entire empty workspace.
Normal Printing: File --> Print / Print to Scale --> Specify the Printer settings such as the paper size, paper orientation, color or monochromatic, etc --> Print.
Printing Punch plans as JPG, BMP or other raster format - Option 1: Visualize your Punch plan on screen --> set the zoom adequately to fit the entire plan on screen --> create a screenshot (Press Print Screen) --> Go to MS Paint or your preferred graphic program (Photoshop, Print Shop Pro, etc.) --> Paste --> Crop the image --> Save As --> xxx.jpg or .bmp or another format --> keep in mind, these plans are not scaled.
Printing Punch plans as JPG, BMP or other raster format - Option 2: Print your plans as explained in "Normal Printing" (above) --> File --> Print --> Print to fit page --> these plans are not scaled unless you printed the original plans to scale.
Exporting Punch plans to CAD: First you must create a file for each floor of the project --> each file must be only one level (1st floor, 2nd floor, 3rd floor, etc) --> Verify if all the required elements and tabs are visible on the screen --> File -->Export to --> DXF / DWG --> Select the version --> Export --> You can print these plans, or open them with a CAD program or send by email --> these plans are scaled.
Convert Punch plans to PDF Files: File --> Print or Print to Scale --> Select your PDF printer or Follow this Tutorial
Convert Punch plans to DWF files or PDF - Option 2: Export your plans to CAD as explained (above) --> Download and install True View (a free program from Autodesk, the manufacturer of AutoCAD) --> Open the CAD file --> Export to --> DWF or --> Export to --> PDF