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nickor07
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Registered: ‎08-30-2011
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jobs not printing to scale

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09-05-2011 11:35 PM

Im sorry if this issue has been raised before but when I print a .dwg file form Inventor 2011, it is not printing to scale. When I have the physical print out infront of me and scale it with a ruler it is around 3% smaller than what it actually is on inventor.

 

I have been printing my sheets off using "Ctrl P", "Best Fit" as this is the only option Ive found which resembles my drawings being nearly correct. but I cant find any further options to help me do what

 

Does anyone else have this problem, or know what Im doing wrong to cause this.

 

Thanks

 

Nick

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SimonlMAC
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Registered: ‎04-05-2011
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Re: jobs not printing to scale

09-06-2011 12:23 AM in reply to: nickor07

You need to chose model 1:1 in the print options, and make sure you select the correct paper size that corresponds to the sheet size within your dwg.

 

The 'best fit' option will scale everything on your sheet to fit within the print margins that are inbuilt within your printer, usually resulting in a reduction in size when selecting the same size print as set in your sheet format in the DWG.

 

you most probably see some cropping of the elements around the drawing border as therse will be outside the limits of your print margins. 

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xxxr2050
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Registered: ‎05-23-2011
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Re: jobs not printing to scale

09-06-2011 12:51 AM in reply to: nickor07

Thanks for report this issue.

 

You can select the following one option"custom"and specify the scale, and you can plot the accurate size. See attached snapshot.

 

Also you can use the multi-plot, and you can select the appropriate scale from the drop-down menu.

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nickor07
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Registered: ‎08-30-2011
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Re: jobs not printing to scale

09-08-2011 07:55 PM in reply to: nickor07

Thanks for your help. I have since found out that all A3 prints are slightly off scale especially when printing to .pdf. I printed off A1 prints and they were perfect

 

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PaulB108
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Registered: ‎05-05-2009
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Re: jobs not printing to scale

09-08-2011 08:18 PM in reply to: nickor07

I have been down this road before myself. I believe it has to do with the print margins built into our Toshiba eStudio167 printer. It is even more accentuated when printing to pdf.

 

At the end of the day I figure the "Do Not Scale" in the title bar is there for a reason...

 

 

Cheers. 

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