Exporting the Viewport to a File
The Export Viewport to File command is used to save the
contents of your current view as a JPG, PDF, BMP, TGA, or PNG. After the view is
saved in a common image format, it can be e-mailed, edited in a paint program,
added to a website, or sent to a print shop.
Note: For e-mailing an image of your view, it is
best to use the JPG format. The Page Setup settings are not used when saving the
viewport to a file, because the viewport is saved as it is seen on the
To export the viewport to a file:
Adjust the view as needed so that what you wish to save is displayed on your
screen. For instructions, see Adjusting the
Click File and Export Viewport to File.
Select the location for your new image and type a file name.
Click the Save as type: drop-down menu and select a file type.
Click the Save button. The following dialog will appear:
The File name option determines the name and location of the new
image. To change the file name or location, click the small button that appears
to the right of the current file name.
Resolution option determines the size of the new image. Higher resolutions will
produce larger and higher quality files.
The Render quality option determines how clear the saved image
will appear. It is recommended to always use a High render quality unless
creating quick test images.
Select the desired render quality and resolution, then click the OK
A picture of your viewport will now be saved to the file
name and location specified.
Printing the Top-Down View
Exporting the Top-Down View to a
Printing the Viewport
Printing a Screen Shot