Plotting a drawing from layout produces crowded labels,
This is the second time I’m highlighting this issue. I couldn’t figure out how to print a drawing (attached) from the lay out. What I got is a very crowded drawing as shown in the screenshots below.
I wanted to print my drawings (contour, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, etc.) in an A4 with a scale of 1/1000 or 1/1300. Then what should be:
What did I get very crowded drawing when I tried to print from the lay out?
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Typically, you plot a layout tab at 1:1 and then assign the scale through the viewport/annotation scale that you have circled in your second image. Your labels are created so they plot at a specific height. For example, in an imperial drawing, a common label height is 0.1". If you are plotting a large area and you don't want to see all the labels, freeze the labels you don't want to see within the viewport.
The scale you assign the drawing in the model tab has absolutely nothing to do with how your drawing plots from paper space.
Thank you BrianHailey for the help,
Plotting these drawings from the model space is perfect. Everything is drawn as it is expected. All what I needed to do is to set
Click on the viewport to select it. Bring up the properties box. Select the proper scale from the standard scales This is what will control the layout scale, then plot 1:1.
Thank you guys for the help,
What might be the issue here!
Do not look at the Annotation scale for the Viewport. Look at the Viewscale of the Viewport, THIS is what controls the size of C3D labels.
Thank you Jeff for the help,
This really very frustrating! Is it complicated to this degree just to print my drawings of C3D in the lay out
it's just one command you are missing in layouts, that is _REGENALL.
Every time you change the zoom-factor in the viewport of a layout (so it's the scale you are changing), do a _REGENALL to let Civil update all scale-dependend objects to the current viewport-scale on the layout.
It's nothing else then that.
Try these steps: Zoom to this table you have (in the viewport ==> then _REGENALL, next zoom more close to the table, again _REGENALL, repeat these steps as often as you like (at least as often so no other object like the surface is visible in that viewport) ... you will see that after every _REGENALL the table recalculates it's size so it is correct in repation to the papersize (of this layout)
- alfred -
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