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Printing to Scale

Good morning,
I have a 2D drawing (1:1) which has been scaled at 1:5 on the A4 worksheet.
(I.e. 100 mm actual becomes 20 mm on the worksheet drawing.)
I would like to print the drawing on A4 paper and retain the 1:5 scale,
i.e. the image in the above example would be 20 mm long. The image prints
at about 1:5.2 and playing around with the print settings does not seem to
help.
Can anyone provide a solution?
Sincere thanks,
Roger Hurrell

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Re: Printing to Scale

Roger.
The problem most likely is that you are specifying the sheet size as A4
(11.69 in. X 8.27 in). You are then printing to standard 8.5 in. X 11 in.
The printer will auto scale to fit your sheet to the paper you are printing
to. You can either change the sheet size to A Tall or A Wide. Or you can
change the printer settings to think it is printing to A4 paper. I have
attached a sample of the printer settings for my printer and the sheet setup
in Draft.
Regards,
Rick B.

"Roger" wrote in message
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> Good morning,
>
> I have a 2D drawing (1:1) which has been scaled at 1:5 on the A4
> worksheet.
> (I.e. 100 mm actual becomes 20 mm on the worksheet drawing.)
>
> I would like to print the drawing on A4 paper and retain the 1:5 scale,
> i.e. the image in the above example would be 20 mm long. The image
> prints
> at about 1:5.2 and playing around with the print settings does not seem to
> help.
>
> Can anyone provide a solution?
>
> Sincere thanks,
>
> Roger Hurrell
>
>




Re: Printing to Scale

Ricky,
My goodness that was quick!
In the Sheet Setup dialogue box I had already selected Standard (A4 wide).
In the Printer Setup selection is A4 landscape.
Changing the Sheet Size to A Tall reduces the image size substantially -
with an approx. scale of 1:15.
I think the issue is to do with 'printer margins'. My printer (Canon Pixma
IP 5000) requires 'free' margins of about 4 mm on each edge of the paper.
I have now created a 'custom page' in Solidedge Sheet Selection, which is 8
mm less than the standard A4 length and width the scaling is much closer. A
bit more finessing and it should be right.
Thanks for the clues!
Regards,
Roger Hurrell

"Ricky Black" wrote in message
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> Roger.
> The problem most likely is that you are specifying the sheet size as A4
> (11.69 in. X 8.27 in). You are then printing to standard 8.5 in. X 11 in.
> The printer will auto scale to fit your sheet to the paper you are
> printing to. You can either change the sheet size to A Tall or A Wide. Or
> you can change the printer settings to think it is printing to A4 paper. I
> have attached a sample of the printer settings for my printer and the
> sheet setup in Draft.
>
> Regards,
> Rick B.
>
>
> "Roger" wrote in message
> news:49ba4760@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Good morning,
>>
>> I have a 2D drawing (1:1) which has been scaled at 1:5 on the A4
>> worksheet.
>> (I.e. 100 mm actual becomes 20 mm on the worksheet drawing.)
>>
>> I would like to print the drawing on A4 paper and retain the 1:5 scale,
>> i.e. the image in the above example would be 20 mm long. The image
>> prints
>> at about 1:5.2 and playing around with the print settings does not seem
>> to
>> help.
>>
>> Can anyone provide a solution?
>>
>> Sincere thanks,
>>
>> Roger Hurrell
>>
>>

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