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How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

 I just want my 8.5'' long sketch to come out to be actually 8.5'' long on my wide format printer. What print settings do I need to change to get my sketches/parts to print out to 1 to 1 scale?

 

I cannot use plot on this printer, I need to get this to work using print.

 

Also, how to do it using plot?

 

attaching screenshots of the settings would help.

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Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

That is a limitation of NX. You cannot print full scale in 3D modeling since the the printing and plotting functions take a raster screenshot of your graphics window.

 

You'll need to use Drafting to create a Full Scale plot.  


Larry Carpenter, P.E.
CAxPLM Architect @ Siemens Molecular Imaging
Past Board Member @ PLM World, Inc,

Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Ok, I went into drafting and tried printing but it wasn't 1 to 1.

Also when I tried plotting I got a message that said "SDI environment not setup"

Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

You will also need to configure SDI plotters to print 1:1.


Larry Carpenter, P.E.
CAxPLM Architect @ Siemens Molecular Imaging
Past Board Member @ PLM World, Inc,

Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

https://support.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/docs/nx/nx3/plot/nx_plot_userguide.pdf

 

It's in the NX3 documentation, if look online.

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1

Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Experimenter
Experimenter

I'm not sure how to do that.

 

Can I just print 1 to 1 from Drafting?

Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
I do this:
1 - export to pdf / full scale
2 - print actuall size / choose paper source by pdf page size

This wil still vary from printer to printer. But a proper printer should print with a very very very small deviation from 1:1

Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend

This is an old pain in NX.

 

Every user that starts plotting/printing 1:1 will have to set up the SDI plot. All of them will waste a few hours and paper with/without GTAC trying to wrap their heads around it. Good thing about it, once the setup is done you're good to go... until you need a new printer.

 

I would love to see that "print" in NX would be able to handle 1:1 making use of the standard windows drivers... I bet 90%+ of the NX users work on Windows.

 

Or like somebody else already mentioned; export to PDF and print the PDF outside NX.

Huysmans Metalen n.v.
2x NX 11.0.2.7 Mach Designer
on Win7 64bit
NX Beta Tester with focus on Sheet Metal
Command Finder is your friend

Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend
yes, agree on that. The NX3 plotting was a large step forward back in .. was it 2005 ? But it has not evolved anything in "simplicity" since then . It still requires quite some knowledge to set up .
It would be nice if NX did support good printing straight off. ( - copy the code from Solid Edge!)

Regards,
Tomas

Re: How to print 1 to 1 scale from NX 10

Experimenter
Experimenter

Right this is what I do as well. Just wanted to see if it was possible through NX but it doesn't seem like it is without being a headache.