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Confusing when printing in a layout,

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10-09-2012 01:26 PM

Confusing when printing in a layout,

 

I wanted to print my drawing in A4 with a scale of 1:500 knowing that my drawing unit is in meter.

 

  1. When it comes to print this drawing without the lay out, it works fine and has no problem.

 

  1. But as I attempted printing this drawing using the lay out I couldn’t manage it!!! The size of texts gets bigger!

 

In my case, what should I fill in the “layout printer scale” and “viewport scale” in order to print my drawing in A4 with a scale of 1:500.

 

Please have a look on the screenshots below. The dwg file is attached.

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

 

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Hi Jamal,

 

Assuming your viewport is sized for the A4 sheet and the viewport is zoomed to 1:500, your units in the scale box should be 1:1.  So check your viewport size, check the zoom level in the viewport (click inside the viewport, type zoom,  enter 1/500xp, then lock the viewport).

 

I think that should do it.

 

-Rand

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conormccartney3897
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Re: Confusing when printing in a layout,

10-09-2012 03:15 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Jamal, what you did when you changed the plot scals was to make the paper size 10 time bigger (or smaller i dont remember which). so what you need to do is leave the plot scale at 1:1 for a full size sheet, and change your viewport scale to 1:500.

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rand
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Re: Confusing when printing in a layout,

10-09-2012 03:16 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Hi Jamal,

 

Assuming your viewport is sized for the A4 sheet and the viewport is zoomed to 1:500, your units in the scale box should be 1:1.  So check your viewport size, check the zoom level in the viewport (click inside the viewport, type zoom,  enter 1/500xp, then lock the viewport).

 

I think that should do it.

 

-Rand

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Re: Confusing when printing in a layout,

10-10-2012 12:57 PM in reply to: rand

Many thanks guys for the help,

 

Sounds not to work with me!

 

  1. My paper size it A4
  2. My drawing unit is meter (so each one unit in my drawing represents 1 meter on the reality and thus each one unit in my drawing represents 1000 mm on the reality)
  3. I need to print my drawing in the A4 with a scale of 1:500

 

But what I get is big texts!

 

How can I manage this issue? The dwg file is attached in my previous post.

 

Clip_145.jpg

 

Clip_146.jpg

----------------------------------------------------------
Jamal NUMAN, GIS and Civil Engineer, MSc
e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
----------------------------------------------------------
Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
Firefox 20.0,
Kaspersky 2013.
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rand
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Re: Confusing when printing in a layout,

10-10-2012 02:05 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Hi Jamal,

 

One problem that you might be having is that because of your scale, the dynamic text is going to get very large.  I still think you mgiht have something messed up; in the plot window, everthing should be 1 (scale, mm, and units)

plot.PNG

 

Sorry, I wasn't able to open your cad file and check it out, I am running 2012.

 

Thanks,

Rand

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