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drafter1411
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06-22-2012 07:03 AM

Hello everyone, In my journey on learning inventor I ran into this problem. Can I set a drawing scale? If I want to print 1:2,

2:1 and so on? If so how?

 

thanks

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Cadmanto
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Re: scaling

06-22-2012 07:55 AM in reply to: drafter1411

Can you be more specific?  Are you talking about printing or just your on screen drawing view scales?

The first view placed can have the scale set in the dialog window and that sets the drawing scale.

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Scott McFadden
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Re: scaling

06-22-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: drafter1411

HI and thanks, I want to print at a scale like 1:1 or 2:1. where do I do this?

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06-22-2012 08:25 AM in reply to: drafter1411

You should see something like this in your print manager when you go to print.

SCALE.JPG  The custom selection will allow you to do the 2/1 and so on.

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Scott McFadden
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Re: scaling

06-22-2012 08:27 AM in reply to: drafter1411

Select the Print button, then select the "Custom" radio button. This will then allow you to set your scale factor in the dialogue box.

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Re: scaling

06-22-2012 08:46 AM in reply to: drafter1411

this is what my 2012 shows when I click on print.

 

 

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06-22-2012 08:52 AM in reply to: drafter1411

Looks like you are on XP, we haven't been on XP for at least four years. This is all I remeber for the last number of versions when hitting the print button from the top of the main header bar.

 

capture.jpg

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Re: scaling

06-22-2012 08:56 AM in reply to: drafter1411

Hi drafter1411,

 

Try it from a drawing as blair shows, and you'll see the options you're looking for. I'm not sure how you'd print to scale from a part model as you show, since the scale/zoom factor is rather unknown.

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: scaling

06-22-2012 09:18 AM in reply to: drafter1411

If you are running XP, then there most definately could be an incompatibility issue.

You might want to look into upgrading because MS is stopping their support of XP in 2014

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx

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