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BCrosby
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Edit Existing Sheet Size

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02-06-2013 07:43 AM

I would like to edit an existing sheet. The size is "C" and the height is 17 and the width is 22. I would like to change the exiting dimensions of that sheet to be 18 and 24. How do I do this to the existing sheet instead of creating a new one named something else?

 

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cwhetten
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Re: Edit Existing Sheet Size

02-06-2013 08:05 AM in reply to: BCrosby

In your browser, right-click on the sheet you wish to change and choose 'Edit Sheet'.  Then you can change the size to any of the presets, or choose custom and enter the width and length.

 

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Re: Edit Existing Sheet Size

02-06-2013 09:27 AM in reply to: cwhetten

I would like to change the "C" preset.

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Re: Edit Existing Sheet Size

02-06-2013 09:31 AM in reply to: BCrosby

The "C" gets pulled into my titile block. If I change it to the 18x24 option, 18x24 appears in my title block and not "C". So I figure if I can change the preset values of "C" that will resolve the issue.

 

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Re: Edit Existing Sheet Size

02-06-2013 09:34 AM in reply to: BCrosby

Do you mean that you want to change the existing definition of a "C" size sheet from 17x22 to 18x24?  So that when you pick "C", your sheet will be 18x24?  If so, you're out of luck.  Those sheet sizes are standardized, and Inventor won't let you do that.

 

If you just need your sheet to be 18x24, then do what I described in my previous post.

 

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Re: Edit Existing Sheet Size

02-06-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: cwhetten

Yes, that is what I want to do.

 

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Re: Edit Existing Sheet Size

02-06-2013 10:13 AM in reply to: BCrosby

The sheet sizes you see in Inventor (A, B, C, D, and E) are ANSI standard sheet sizes.  It's not something that the Inventor guys just made up, but rather a standard across North America for engineering documentation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size#ANSI_paper_sizes

 

The above link also talks about architectural paper sizes, and I see that Architectural C size paper is 18" x 24".  I suppose this is what you are after.

 

Unfortunately for your needs, Inventor seems to be programmed more for engineering-type CAD work, rather than architecture.  So, the standards programmed into Inventor are based on ANSI, and in the particular case of sheet sizes, I don't think this can be modified.

 

If you really need an 18" x 24" sheet to display "C" in the title block, you can look into some solutions using iLogic.  Are you familiar with iLogic?  Which version of Inventor do you have?

 

-cwhetten

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