Scaling up to 36 by 24 paper

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I created an architectural drawing using "File" > "Drawing Area Setup" with default
settings of 8.5 inches by 13 inches, scale 1.0. With this I can print drafts on
my small home printer.
Now I want to print this drawing on a 36 in wide by 24 inch high paper at 48 scale
(1/4 inch = 1 ft). I do not have a large plotter at home so I convert this drawing
to a .pdf file and e-mail it to an office products business 10 miles away.
In a futile attempt to increase the paper size and change the scaling, I use "File"
> "Drawing Area Setup" and change the settings of "Arch D Wide (36 in by 24 in)"

and set the scale at "48.0" then hit "OK". But when I go and check the drawing
area setup settings, it is back at 8.5 inches by 13 inches at a scale of 1.0. I
re-did the settings anyway and saved it to .pdf using pdf995 and e-mailed it to
the office product business.
When they open my .pdf file it comes out 8.5 inches by 13 inches. They cannot enlarge
it.
How do I change the size and scale of my existing drawing from 8.5in by 13in scale
1.0 to 36in by 24in scale 48?
Carl Paquin

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Re: Scaling up to 36 by 24 paper

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Carl,
This sounds like a problem I had in trying to figure out how to scale drawings.
I think that the solution that I found is a key concept for us newbies in this
CAD game:
You don't draw on a drawing- you draw at "full size" dimensions in the model space.
Then you create a blank sheet at the size you want and select the "2d Model" button
(top left on my setup, and only appears when you are in a printable page, not the
model space) Clicking this button will take you to the model space with some weird
cross hair things, and you select the top left and bottom right of the "stuff" from
your model that you want on the printed page. You can select just small parts of
your model space for this if you want. When you have selected the bottom right
point, it takes you back to the new page. Click to place your drawing, which will
land at full scale, and most likely extend way off the page. Zoom out until you
can see your newly pasted model and right click in the box surrounding it to bring
up the properties dialog. Set the scale to get it down on your paper.
If, like me you drew stuff originally on a printable page, try selecting all, then
cut and paste "all" into the model space.
Hope this helps
Doug Griggs
"Carl Paquin" wrote:
>
>I created an architectural drawing using "File" > "Drawing Area Setup" with
>default
>settings of 8.5 inches by 13 inches, scale 1.0. With this I can print drafts
>on
>my small home printer.
>
>Now I want to print this drawing on a 36 in wide by 24 inch high paper at
>48 scale
>(1/4 inch = 1 ft). I do not have a large plotter at home so I convert this
>drawing
>to a .pdf file and e-mail it to an office products business 10 miles away.
>
>In a futile attempt to increase the paper size and change the scaling, I use
>"File"
>> "Drawing Area Setup" and change the settings of "Arch D Wide (36 in by 24

>in)"
>and set the scale at "48.0" then hit "OK". But when I go and check the drawing
>area setup settings, it is back at 8.5 inches by 13 inches at a scale of 1.0.
> I
>re-did the settings anyway and saved it to .pdf using pdf995 and e-mailed
>it to
>the office product business.
>
>When they open my .pdf file it comes out 8.5 inches by 13 inches. They cannot
>enlarge
>it.
>
>How do I change the size and scale of my existing drawing from 8.5in by 13in
>scale
>1.0 to 36in by 24in scale 48?
>
>Carl Paquin
>
>