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Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 9:28:08 PM | canon printing slightly off scale, rvt 2009

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Hi,

 I've been trying to print to the main office printer, a canon imagerunner 3300, and I've taken care that my print settings are correct -- the printer is set to 100%, my print options are also set to 100%, no wonky scaling at any stage... and I've updated the drivers on the printer to the lastest version.  So, for example, dragging a floorplan onto an 11x17 sheet at 1/8":1', an 80' wall segment will measure 81' 6" when plotted.  It's infuriating.  

However, when I plot to an HP inkjet printer, the sheet is to scale, though the titleblock is slightly cropped -- when I print to a PDF, and then to the canon printer, it's perfect.  So, this is a workaround, but tedious beyond belief.  

 The canon printer works great with autocad, and doesn't have any other issues, so, what might be going on?  Anyone else had problems like this when plotting?  


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Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 10:24:31 PM | canon printing slightly off scale, rvt 2009

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our office had the same problem. prints would come out at 99%.  settings were all right.  printing plot files and then converting them to pdf's and then printing was the solution.  tedious yes, but it works.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 5:36:09 PM | canon printing slightly off scale, rvt 2009

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Hi,

I'm having the same problem with the same printer... Canon iR3300.  Did either of you find a solution? It's driving me crazy.

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Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 9:22:38 PM | canon printing slightly off scale, rvt 2009

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No fix. 

 

I stuck with the PDF method while hoping that an upgrade to revit 2010 and new windows 7 machines would iron things out, but that was not the case.  Looking at other boards, particularly autodesk's, shows that many Canon products and/or Imagerunner printers are unable to print to scale.  

 

Soon, I'll be sending out some inquiries to Autodesk and Canon with this problem, though I'm not optimistic either will investigate, if the other could be blamed... 

 

It's also hard to overcome the default judgement that it's user error in printer settings.  


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Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:00:28 AM | canon printing slightly off scale, rvt 2009

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This is ridiculous. Its a problem with Revit not the printer (by the way I have it on all physical printers). 

Printing straight from ACAD works fine.

Printing to PDF first is the only way.

Yet another flaw of Revit.  What a joke. 


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Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 3:26:56 AM | canon printing slightly off scale, rvt 2009

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Back to autocad then I suppose.

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Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:33:12 PM | canon printing slightly off scale, rvt 2009

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This is not a Revit problem.  It is a driver problem. 

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Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 7:41:43 AM | canon printing slightly off scale, rvt 2009

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Funny that it only happens in revit then. 

Even if a new driver were to fix it, its still a bit poor that revit is the only one with the problem.  

I hope its just a case of installing a new driver as opposed to sifting through the internet trying to find a compatible one.


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