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10.2.2 Options


Figure 10.49 Graphic Printout dialog box, Options tab
Script / Symbols

In most cases, it is not necessary to change the default settings in these two dialog sections. For printing with plotters using large formats, however, you have to adjust the factors (see Chapter 10.2.7).

The size of the font and the graphic symbols (nodes, supports, lines, etc.) depends on the printer driver. If the printed results are not satisfactory, scaling factors can be defined separately for Script and Symbols.


The graphic can be printed with or without a frame around the graphic.

Furthermore, there is an option to add a title box to the printout. Click the button to open the following dialog box where layout and contents of the title box can be defined. The lower part of the dialog box shows a preview.

Figure 10.50 Title Box Settings dialog box
Print Quality

In most cases, it is not necessary to change the default settings in this dialog section (Figure 10.49). Select Standard to print the graphic as a bitmap file in a size of at most 1000 x 1000 pixels. The maximum size of up to 5000 x 5000 pixels together with a 32-bit color depth results in an amount of data of about 100 MB. As this may cause problems for some printer drivers, use such a high resolution with caution.


When you direct the printing to a monochrome printer, you can print Texts and lines in black instead of gray scales to improve readability. Please note that some elements such as isobands and support symbols are not affected by this setting and therefore appear colored in the printout.

The conversion of colored result diagrams to gray scales is always done by the printer driver. Corresponding adjustment options do not exist in RFEM.

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