I'm interested in finding out the differences between plotting using a Configuration file .pc3, or plotting using a layout. It seems that when you define a layout you are also selecting a configuration. So the layout references a configuration. Is that true?
I'm setting up a batch plotting routine as a part of some other work. I control the plot settings through an xml configuration file. I'm trying to decide if I need to allow a setting for both the configuration file (pc3) and the layout, or if the layout is setup correctly, do I still need to set the configuration?
If I have a custom configuration and a layout. Do I first need to add the configuration to the configuration collection then plot referencing the layout? I'm worried that the user will not have the correct configuration unless I set it automatically.
As I understand it, the configuration is global to all drawings, the layout is specific to each drawing. Do I need to deal with both to protect my application against failure? In other words I don't want to have to rely on the user to have set the configuration in the layout. But I still have to plot a named layout.
I have seen a few examples of this, but it is not clear what the real requirements are? Can someone shed some light on this?