View > Snapshot
To use this functionality, you must install one of the following modules: Construction, API, Visual Effects, Photo-Realism, or On-site Drawing Generation.
Displays the Snapshot View dialog box, which is used to create an image file (or snapshot file) of any size by taking a snapshot of the current Main view or screen.
The View > Snapshot command allows you to capture scaled and/or partial views in the Main view and save the snapshot directly to a file. Snapshots can be saved in .bmp, .tif, .jpg, and .png formats. For 360 degree images, you can save snapshots in .png, .tif, and .jpg formats. The minimum snapshot size is 10 x 10 pixels.
If you are using a dual- or multi-screen system, keep in mind that the snapshots capture only the display of the primary screen.
When you take a snapshot in Stereo mode, the system creates an image that has the left eye on the left side of the image and the right eye on right side of the image. The overall width of the image is doubled and the height is unchanged.
Additionally, you can use the standard Windows Clipboard functionality to capture the following views:
Full-Screen (taken by pressing PRINT SCREEN) - Data is captured directly from the screen without an update, and is copied to the Clipboard.
Application Window Only (taken by pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN) - Data is captured directly from the application window without an update, and is copied to the Clipboard.
Graphic View Only (taken by using the Edit > Copy command or by pressing CTRL + C in the Main, Plan, or Elevation views) - Data is captured directly from the graphic view without an update, and is copied to the Clipboard.
Be sure that you have sufficient hard disk space for using high-resolution printing. The general rule of thumb for calculating print file size is:
Bytes = Image Pixel Height * Anti-Alias Setting * Image Pixel Width * Anti-Alias Setting * 4 Bytes Per Pixel (BMP)
If using background image, multiple again by 2.
Generating a high resolution snapshot with an anti-alias setting of 4 and background images enabled requires a large amount of contiguous memory. Smart Review needs enough main memory (even after utilizing virtual memory or swap space) for this operation to succeed.
Taking snapshots of collision detection results using Wireframe highlight and an Anti-alias set greater than 1 is not supported. For more information, see Report Collision Detection Results Dialog Box.
If Smart Review cannot acquire enough contiguous memory, it displays a message box providing you with an option to use a less memory-intensive technique. If you click Yes, Smart Review acquires the biggest contiguous memory that the system has available, renders the image, and performs the anti-aliasing using this technique. It then generates the output. The drawbacks to the less memory-intensive method are that it is calculation intensive, provides less anti-alias effect, and you can experience a loss of details for small images.
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