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Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 9:54:52 PM | Plotting

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Hello everyone

I am having a problem plotting with Revit 2010. I pick all the settings in the print setup. Center, Zoom to 100%, Paper size, and everything seems right but when the print comes out it is slightly smaller when I put the scale ruler to it. I have tried to print at 101% and its closer but still not right and 102% is larger than the scale. I was wondering if anyone has had problems printing to scale? I am using a HP Designjet 500 plotter. Any advice as to how I can print to scale would be greatly apperciated.

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Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:35:00 PM | Plotting

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Hello again

One thing I forgot to mention, I exported the drawing to DWG and plotted it, the results are the same the drawing is not to scale. The distances are the same, slightly shorter than they measure.

Ed


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Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 9:27:00 AM | Plotting

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Do you get the same problem with another printer?  You can try printing a portion of the drawing to a smsaller printer and check the scale.

We had a similar problem where Revit appeared to print to the wrong scale on one printer, although on the other (Design Jet) the scale was correct.  It may be to do with the printer calibration.


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Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:15:43 AM | Plotting

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Also, did you try to put zoom to 100% and export to DWF then try to print with the DWF Viewer???

 


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Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 1:50:32 PM | Plotting

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Thanks for the reply

Tim 123 - I sent the drawing to another office and it plotted ok so I will get the calibration checked. How did you get your printer fixed?

Typhoon - I did a DWF and it was the wrong scale also, so it must be the printer.

Thanks for the suggestions. Ed


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Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 2:15:34 PM | Plotting

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I haven't tried it with a Designjet, but there's some information on it here.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=951077


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Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 9:19:11 PM | Plotting

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Hi -- I've been having a very similar problem.  While plotting to my office Canon printer, the scale is slightly off, at about 102% like yourself.

However, this only happens when printing from Revit.  Prints from AutoCAD are to scale, so it's not a problem with the plotter's calibration as far as I can tell--at least some of the blame must lie with Revit.  The work-around that I've found is to plot sheets to a PDF, and then send them to the printer.  Magically, they'll print to scale this way.  That is, if your problem is like mine. 

I'm still waiting for a real fix to surface, somewhere.  I'm sure you don't want to have to save a PDF every time yo want to print either.  So, good luck in the long term, and I hope this helps in the short term.    


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Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:51:33 PM | Plotting

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Thanks tim123.

I followed the instructiond on the web site you listed and calibrated the plotter and now Revit plots to scale. Thank you so much for the help, and thanks to everyone for there imput.

Ed


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