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Printing first Bar List

Choose Order->Update/Delete/Print.The order window will appear.

If you prefer the Imperial System type 1 (or 2002-1 if the current year is not 2002) in the Order Code field.

If you prefer the SoftMetric System type 2 (or 2002-2 ) in the Order Code field.

If you prefer the European Metric System type 3 (or 2002-3) in the Order Code field.

Note that whenever you retrieve an order and the current year does not match the year in which the order was recorded, then you must place the order year before so the program can find it. So from now on in this tutorial, always place 2002- before the order code if the current year is different from 2002.

Press the Load Order button with the mouse.

The order header data will appear on the window. It also shows the project and its measuring system:

Press the OK button.

The order detail window will appear.

Image 1: Order detail window

The first cell is highlighted because it's the active cell. You can go to another cell with the movement keys or with the mouse.

Switch on your printer. Choose the option Reports->Print Bar List with Drawings->Setting 1.

A full explanation of all the parameters in this window will be given in further chapters.

Press OK.

When the program has started printing something, a "Please Wait" window appears. Don't do anything else until this window disappears again.

You can try printing the same order in landscape position, thus allowing more space for the drawing. Just select the landscape field.

When printing has finished choose option File->Lose changes and exit.

In further chapters you will learn how to tailor the way an order is printed to your needs. For instance, you will learn how to change the thickness and color of the drawing lines.

The last row represents the weight for each bar size.

As an example an order in the Imperial Measuring System:

You see the first rows need much less space than the rest, thus saving paper. There are some models (bend types, standard shapes) in which only a small paper-saving version (the mask) is printed, not the full drawing. This can be done in any model, but is only recommended in the most simple ones. It has the advantage that less paper is used. In the Printing Models ( Bend Types, Standard Shapes and Structures) chapter you will learn how to tell which of the existing models print only the mask and which print the full drawing, and in Using the Mask to Enter Data and Print you will learn how to decide this in the new models you create and how to change it in the existing ones.

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