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paperspace ( I know I'm doing it wrong)

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06-23-2000 05:54 AM
Any paperspace experts out there?
I get what I want in the final product, but I still don't think I'm doing it
right.
this is a brief...
I set up our title block in paperspace and explode it so that I may edit the
attributes.
(I am doing a simple 24x36 at 1/4")
my settings are:
single @ 1/4"
veiwport is 1:1
plotting scale is 1/4"
standard scale is 1:1

then I must zoom all, and I have a tiny single viewport which I copy or move
into the correct position and change.
I'm on my own with this so I am unclear if this is how it should work, or if
I'm going about this the wrong way....

--
C.G.V.
*Martin, Jason
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Re: paperspace ( I know I'm doing it wrong)

06-23-2000 07:02 AM in reply to: *cgv
Yea, I think you're doing it wrong.

Go ahead and insert the title block in paper space (exploded if needed, or
see attributes dicussion in pn.cadmanager), but insert it at 1:1. That
means that the border should be 24x36.

Now cut your viewport in the border. Scale the viewport to whatever scale
you will indicate the drawing is (1/4" = 1', 1/8" = 1')
(You probably know this but just in case: To scale the viewport enter
modelspace with tilemode off and simply do a zoom 1/nXp, where n is the
scale factor (48 for 1/4", 96 for 1/8" etc) then pan the "plan" to your
liking in the viewport)

Plot the drawing at 1:1 from paperspace.

hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

cgv wrote in message
news:ef25643.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> Any paperspace experts out there?
> I get what I want in the final product, but I still don't think I'm doing
it
> right.
> this is a brief...
> I set up our title block in paperspace and explode it so that I may edit
the
> attributes.
> (I am doing a simple 24x36 at 1/4")
> my settings are:
> single @ 1/4"
> veiwport is 1:1
> plotting scale is 1/4"
> standard scale is 1:1
>
> then I must zoom all, and I have a tiny single viewport which I copy or
move
> into the correct position and change.
> I'm on my own with this so I am unclear if this is how it should work, or
if
> I'm going about this the wrong way....
>
> --
> C.G.V.
>
*Nademlejnsky, Jan
Message 3 of 4 (68 Views)

Re: paperspace ( I know I'm doing it wrong)

06-23-2000 05:29 PM in reply to: *cgv
See my comments to your steps:

----- Original Message -----
From: "cgv"
Newsgroups: autodesk.autocad.drafting
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 6:54 AM
Subject: paperspace ( I know I'm doing it wrong)

> Any paperspace experts out there?
> I get what I want in the final product, but I still don't think I'm doing
it
> right.
> this is a brief...
> I set up our title block in paperspace and explode it so that I may edit
the
> attributes.

DO NOT EXPLODE IT. Edit attributed instead (_attedit)
Place the title block at 0,0 and set the limits (limits) = click the
title frame corners

> (I am doing a simple 24x36 at 1/4")
> my settings are:
> single @ 1/4"
> veiwport is 1:1
> plotting scale is 1/4"
> standard scale is 1:1

1. Create layer Viewports and make it active. You can create Viewport 1,
Viewport 2, ... just in case you want to hide some viewport frames.
2. Go to Paper space (Pspace) and Place viewports on your drawing (vports).
3. Make Model Space active (Mspace)
4. Do the following for each viewport: Click into viewport frame (Ctr R) and
zoom, rotate (if in 3D) and arrange your drawn objects approximately you
want them to look when printed.
5. Select from the tool bar Viewport Scale Control your scale factor (1:4).
6. If you are using traditional views like Plan, Elevation, End View, ...
then Align the viewport results so that Plan is exactly above Elevation and
so on (MVSETUP).
7. Create dimension layer for each viewport. I name them Dim1, Dim2,
Dim3,... and I go clockwise in viewports.
8. PSPACE
9. Zoom the first viewport so it covers whole screen.
10. MSPACE
11. Layer Dim1 is active
12. Dimension all. Make sure you the origin is somewhere on object which you
are dimensioning, otherwise it could end up at different elevation, which
will create problem when you Zoom All. The dimensions will automatically
scale.
13. PSPACE
14. Zoom Extend
15. Repeat steps 9 to 14 for each viewport.
16. You might end up with overlapping dimensions from different viewports.
Use Snow Flake button to hide dimensions from the unwanted viewports
(layfrz).
17. Purge all
18. PSPACE
19. Zoom Extend
20. If you do 3D drawings: mview and hide plot. You have to select all
viewports otherwise the hidden lines will not hide regardless what the print
dialog tells you.
21. DISPSILH 0 or 1. This will show object with or without isolines (?), the
surface representation.
22. Plot, which in Acad 2000 is very complicated.

If you follow these steps (print it) you will get consistent, predictable
and fast results.

Jan

"cgv" wrote in message
news:ef25643.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> Any paperspace experts out there?
> I get what I want in the final product, but I still don't think I'm doing
it
> right.
> this is a brief...
> I set up our title block in paperspace and explode it so that I may edit
the
> attributes.
> (I am doing a simple 24x36 at 1/4")
> my settings are:
> single @ 1/4"
> veiwport is 1:1
> plotting scale is 1/4"
> standard scale is 1:1
>
> then I must zoom all, and I have a tiny single viewport which I copy or
move
> into the correct position and change.
> I'm on my own with this so I am unclear if this is how it should work, or
if
> I'm going about this the wrong way....
>
> --
> C.G.V.
>
*Walter
Message 4 of 4 (68 Views)

Re: paperspace ( I know I'm doing it wrong)

07-15-2000 07:57 PM in reply to: *cgv
Another note on this. I use a single drawing for many floorplans. While
still in modelspace I zoom a window to show each plan and crate a Named View
for each plan. Then I create the multiple layout tabs in paperspace, I
create a viewport, go to Floating Modelspace, make the named view for that
tab the current view, zoom for the scale factor (1/48xp, etc), and fine tune
the layout view by panning.
-- Walter -- http://www.ActiveDwg.com

cgv wrote in message
news:ef25643.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> Any paperspace experts out there?
> I get what I want in the final product, but I still don't think I'm doing
it
> right.
> this is a brief...
> I set up our title block in paperspace and explode it so that I may edit
the
> attributes.
> (I am doing a simple 24x36 at 1/4")
> my settings are:
> single @ 1/4"
> veiwport is 1:1
> plotting scale is 1/4"
> standard scale is 1:1
>
> then I must zoom all, and I have a tiny single viewport which I copy or
move
> into the correct position and change.
> I'm on my own with this so I am unclear if this is how it should work, or
if
> I'm going about this the wrong way....
>
> --
> C.G.V.
>

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