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Half Size Plotting

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11-13-2012 01:59 PM

I have a 24x36 drawing. Setting is 1:1

I want to print it half size 12x18. Setting is 1:2

When I set the drawing to print at the half size the outer edges get cut off. I have no clue why?


If I print to PDF, the entire plan print (edges are not cut off).

However, if I print from Adobe PDF Pro at full scale of the half size, in the preview window it appears to cut off the edges if selecting Actual. If I select Fit of course it will fit but then isn't to scale.


What am I doing wrong?

How do I fix this?


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Re: Half Size Plotting

11-13-2012 02:06 PM in reply to: amflasf

Maybe it is using the oversize pages?

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Re: Half Size Plotting

11-13-2012 03:25 PM in reply to: amflasf

Some printers have built-in margins that are more than one would desire.

Sometimes "Edge of Paper" will fix this (see OPTIONS, Printing tab).

Sometimes "Expanded" paper size in the drop-down list will also take care of this.

If you do not "Center the Plot", play with the numerical offsets shown in the PLOT dialog.

Still yet the printer driver may be able to adjust this margin. If so, you will need to Save As

a PC3 file (and a PMP file will follow). Use the PC3 file from this point forward.


If all of these do not cure your issue, then adjust the border lines.


It is my observation that to plot to a printer that is not roll-fed, I have to select the corner

of the border lines in lieu of selecting the edge of paper corners.




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