What isdraft mode

Draft mode or Draft Quality is a printing feature that was commonly used in older printers to create a low-quality test print of a document before printing the final copy. This saved ink/toner while giving the user an idea of what the print job would look like. The printer properties menu can be used to configure the draft mode.

This mode is available in most dot-matrix printers, where text is printed quickly without consideration for print quality. Additionally, many word processors such as Microsoft Word support draft mode, making it possible to display and print pages without all of the formatting details.

In ArcGlobe, design mode is another type of draft mode that helps improve the rendering and navigation speed of the 3D view. It does this by reducing the view’s quality without altering layer properties or invalidating cached data.

Design mode is especially useful when you’re initially designing a camera animation and need to move quickly around the scene to place camera keyframes. Instead of temporarily changing the symbology or disabling layers, you can activate draft mode to preview and develop your fly-through quickly. You can disable the draft mode when you’re ready to create the final video.


What is the use of draft mode?

Draft mode is used to create low-quality prints while saving ink/toner and providing an idea of what a document will look like before printing the final copy.

How do I enable draft mode?

You can enable draft mode from the printer properties menu.

What is design mode used for?

Design mode is used to improve the rendering and navigation speed of the 3D view when designing a camera animation in ArcGlobe.

Final thoughts

Draft mode is a useful feature for saving ink/toner and previewing what a final print will look like. Design mode in ArcGlobe is also an important tool for rapidly designing camera animations without needing to alter layer properties or temporarily disable layers.

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