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How do you change the scaling of a .idw file from A3 to A4 format.

By c c on 03 Jun 23:40 3 answers 3950 views 3 comments

When I change the sheet size from A3 (default setting) to A4 and place a view. The scale of this view still shows as if it were on an A3 page instead of an A4 page. Not sure how to rectify this setting

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  • Wilhelm Coetzer
    Wilhelm Coetzer about 3 years ago

    INVENTOR WILL CHOOSE THE LARGEST SCALE WHICH WILL ALLOW THE VIEW TO BE PLACED. YOU CAN PLACE IT, AND THEN DOUBLE-CLICK ON THE VIEW TO CHANGE THE SCALE TO MAKE A SMALLER VIEW AFTERWARDS, AND CLEAN UP THE DIMENSIONS IF YOU HAD THEM AUTOMATICALLY PLACED... THE DIMENSIONS WILL BE THE SAME SIZE (TEXT HEIGHT) AS ON THE A3 BECAUSE THE DIMENSION STYLE IS STILL THE SAME. YOU CAN EDIT IT TO MAKE THE TEXT AND ARROWS A BIT SMALLER (AND GET RID OF THE ZERO'S FOLLOWING THE DECIMAL).

  • Wilhelm Coetzer
    Wilhelm Coetzer about 3 years ago

    SO THE BORDER AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS SCALED UP? DO I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY? MAYBE IT IS SOMETHING IN THE PLOT DIALOGUE... DOES YOUR PREVIEW SHOW SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO WHAT COMES OUT ON PAPER? DID YOU TRY "BEST FIT" SCALE ON THE PLOT DIALOGUE?

    IS THE PRINTER PROPERTIES SET TO SCALE THE DRAWING FROM ORIGINAL SIZE TO SOME OTHER SIZE?

    I AM JUST GUESSING... THERE CAN BE A LOT OF FACTORS.

    IT PRINTS FINE ON MY SIDE.

  • Wilhelm Coetzer
    Wilhelm Coetzer about 3 years ago

    THE A4 PRINTS 100%. THE DRAWING SCALE IS 1:6. 400/6=66.666, WHICH IS WHAT I MEASURE. 300/6=50 - WHICH IT IS...

    IT IS JUST TRICKY TO USE THE ODD NUMBERS FOR SCALES. RATHER USE 1:1 _ 1:2 _ 1:5 _ 1:10 _ 1:20 _ 1:50 _ 1:100

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