AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

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04-10-2012 01:29 PM



I'm trying to print out a map, that I can print onto 20x30 inch paper, (or preferably 19x24 inch paper) and am new to autocad and have no idea where to start! Attached is the document, and I was wanting to scale it to 1/16" = 1'- 0". I used the annotation scale button on the bottom right hand corner of the screen, but wasn't sure if that was all I had to do? And when I'm ready to print it, do I need to save it as anything special or do anything before I go down to print? Any help is appreciated! Thank you

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Re: Mapping

04-10-2012 11:19 PM in reply to: thellervik


Annotation scale affect annotation objects, and doesn't affect printing scale of other geometry in drawing.

Better way to setup drawing for printing is to create Layout with your preferred page size, then create viewport and set the scale for this viewport (1/16" = 1'- 0" in your case). Just select viewport and select viewport scale from Status Bar:


Screen shot 2012-04-11 at 10.18.01.png


I have added such layout with viewport in your drawing.





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