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Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 7:12:19 PM | Basic Scaling issue

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 I use Revit 2013 architecture and have come up against an often discussed issue regarding revit scale alteration when printing to A3 PDF ie the dwg becomes scaled to the paper space. Planners are not able to use scale rulers on such drawings to check dimensions as a result.

Ive been reading through Wing's 'No Experience Required' and it suggests that I zoom 100%. When I do this the drawing enlarges to display only a tiny corner of it on A3. Ive tried reducing the scale in dwg space but comes up with a similar result under zoom 100%.

There must be a simple fix to this that I'm overlooking, so I'd greatly appreciate being told what I need to do to get this issue corrected.

 


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Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 7:30:37 PM | Basic Scaling issue

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Set your view scale to fit your paper space and print the paper at 100%.  Everything will then scale correctly.

 

If you are placing scaled views on a larger paper size and you wish to print that on a smaller sized paper, then you should add a graphic scale to your views.


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Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:25:24 PM | WWHub

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Quoting WWHub from 2016-02-25 13:30:37

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Set your view scale to fit your paper space and print the paper at 100%.  Everything will then scale correctly.

 

If you are placing scaled views on a larger paper size and you wish to print that on a smaller sized paper, then you should add a graphic scale to your views.

 

"The Scale at 1:20 fits very nicely in the default AO titleblock in model (sheet) space. Is this the 'view scale' you refer to?

I am trying view scale 1:20/ Scale toFit/Zoom 100% at A1 and its still not showing everything including the titleblock.

 



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Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:37:17 PM | Basic Scaling issue

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In printing out it's only by NOT using the 100% 'Zoom Factor' and by using 'Fit to Page' that I get a good fit at the moment, weather it be A3 or A1.

But then the drawing will not print to the correct scale...

How can I set the zoom facor to 100% so that it fits the page - tried altering 'view scale' on the sheet from 1:20 to 1:50  Cryingwith horrendous results to the annotatons), but that's not working properly either.

Im not allowed to submit drawings ie 1:50 @A3 - is this the 'graphic scale' you refer to Sir?

Still not quite getting it atm....

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Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:35:24 AM | Basic Scaling issue

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Try to check your reference drawing. Use same scale as it is.


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Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:55:57 AM | mandatory02

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Quoting mandatory02 from 2016-02-25 18:35:24

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Try to check your reference drawing. Use same scale as it is.

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Do you mean the model dwg on the Sheet?

Ive been playing around with this already - setting different scales.

Do you think by using an A1 or A3 titleblock (as opposed to the default A0) then this scaling issue would be simplified?


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Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 7:38:41 AM | Basic Scaling issue

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I think Ive overlooked the fact in this project that I should have set up an A3 titleblock from the very beginning and  drawn off that. By using the default AO all my drawings will only scale correctly on this paper size.

Oh Dear...

 

 


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Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:10:26 PM | Basic Scaling issue

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This is an easy fix.   Create your A3 titleblock and load into your project.  Now pick one of your sheets, right click and select all, now swap this to your new A2 titlebock.   Now go back and adjust your views on these sheets. 

 

You may have to change tghe scale on some views or move some views to new sheets but this is what Revit is really good at.


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Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:35:16 PM | Basic Scaling issue

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Hey thanks very much for that.

Ive since learnt that the Planning Dept have an A0 Printer so these dwgs will be good to go now.

I do have a problem in interpreting the laconic language used by frequent/experienced Revit users. At the moment  my translation skills are limited to the Autodesk language as it appears within the programme. 

I will store all this good advice for future reference.

Thanks again.

 


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