Why plotting the drawing in pdf file produces a NOT to scale drawing?
I’m wondering if there is a way to print the drawing in a pdf file such that the drawing scale is kept correct.
For example, I tried to print the drawing shown in the screenshot in 1/100 scale using the Adobe pdf printer, but later, as I printed the pdf file, the printed drawing is not to scale!
Why the pdf file doesn’t keep the scale?
Is there a way to “preserve” the scale while printing the drawing in a pdf file?
Thank you in advance,
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for exporting PDF I would prefere the driver shipped with AutoCAD (uses the file "DWG to PDF.pc3") ... at least starting with AutoCAD 2010 (because the drivers in earlier versions of AutoCAD are not the best).
For Adobe sometimes there exists an option that does reduce the scale so it fits within a virtual printable frame. So e.g. when I try to plot to A4 (means 210x297mm) and let Adobe do what it wants it reduces the printing area and so also the scaling, the result may be then something like 190x277mm.
Look to the properties within the AdobePDF.pc3 ==> and within this new dialog goto the custom-settings and check that the Adobe-driver does not scale like "fit to page" or something like that.
- alfred -
You're probably not paying attention to your Adobe Reader print output settings, see attached.
Thank you Alfred and Saadallah for the answer. this is quite helpful.
1- i'm not sure where can i set the printer "DWG To pdf.pc3" to be to scale? i couldn't find this option
2- i'm not sure if choosing the "none" option (in my case) is equivelent to what you have already advised in the provided screenshot
The DWG to PDF is like all other printers, there is nothing to set: your PLOT parameters determine scale.
That box you have checked on the Adobe Print pop-up, Auto-Rotate and SCALE? That may be your problem. YOur sheets don't match in size either. What old version of Adobe Reader are you using?
Thank you for your prompt answer Saadallah.
are there any other issues that might affect printing the pdf drawing in a wrong scale?
Many Thanks Saadallah for the contribution
very much appreciated
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