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SGdrafter
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Plot scale problem

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11-22-2011 09:26 AM

I did a 3D drawing, did a couple of layout. Printed it scaled. But it is not scaled. It is a small drawing it shoud be scale at 1:20 or 1:10 but my viewport scale is 1:200 but when I go back in the plotting menu instead of 1:1 as the plot scale it now shows 1:1000. If I tried to change it back to 1:1. It keeps coming back to 1:1000. If I put 1:1 the units are 1 and 0.001. I tried to copy the drawing only but it drags the problem in the new drawing. The scale in model space is set at 1:1 and the drawing has been done at 1:1. I opened the drawing once with Civil 3D but I think that I had the problem before. The only thing Civil 3D did is duplicate all the scales and created new ones with a _1. I need to print this drawing scaled and preferably don't want to draw it from scratch again... Thanks for your help.

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pendean
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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 11:46 AM in reply to: SGdrafter

You want to plot a 3D view/viewport to a 2D scale? If so, which element or plane would be to scale exactly?

Please elaborate or better yet post a DWG file if you are only trying to plot a 2D viewport to a 2D scale.

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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 12:06 PM in reply to: SGdrafter

1. ARE YOU TRYING TO PLOT FROM PAPERPACE OR MODEL SPACE.

2. WHAT IS YOUR PAGE SETUP

3. WHAT IS YOU LAYOUT SCALE.

4.DO YOU PLOT AS WINDOW OR AS LAYOUT

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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 12:11 PM in reply to: SGdrafter

I'm trying to print a 3D object in a 2D viewport. It's not the first time I'm doing it and in the past everyting worked very well. With this drawing it is a total puzzle. I can't post a copy of the drawing since it is privileged matter. With a collegue we tried to scale the viewport but it did not help. The scale in the viewport made a little more sens but it's still wrong in print.

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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 12:14 PM in reply to: SGdrafter

WHQATS PAGE SETUP? DP YOU PRINT AS A LAYOUT?

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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 12:24 PM in reply to: vakhtang

Trying to plot from paperspace

-paper size : 11 x 17

-plot area : layout

-PLOT SCALE : 1:1000

 

I tried to plot with window and it printed a nice unscaled drawing.

 

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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 12:24 PM in reply to: SGdrafter

Do you understand we don't want your entire file, just a portion and the viewport intact? leave enough to replicate the problem, no one is going to figure out your top secret client or project if you just leave a few widgets and a viewport intact :smileyhappy:

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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 12:32 PM in reply to: SGdrafter

SCALE 1:1000 ON 11x17??? WHAT IS IT, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING????

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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 12:35 PM in reply to: SGdrafter

OK, GOT IT, YOU SET YOUR SCALE IN PLOT LAYOUT WINDOW. BETTER DON'T TOUCH IT - SET IT 1:1 AND PLAY WITH YOUR VIEWPORT SCALE

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Re: Plot scale problem

11-22-2011 01:06 PM in reply to: vakhtang

I work in R&D and it is very tricky to get stuff out of here. I joined a really small part of my drawing with one layout to duplicate the problem. Have fun!

 

I did not touch the layout scale until the engineer told me my drawing was not scaled.

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