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Autotext - Drawing Scale

AlejandroEco
Contributor

Hello,

On a Master Layout, is there a way to automatically show 2 different #drawingscales from 1 plan (or view)

 

As an example, lets say I have a layout in A3, with a only 1 view at 1:100 scale, the autotext #drawingscale will show 1:100, all good, is therer an automatic way to also have another autotext that doubles or halves that number to show 1:50 for example?

 

Many thanks,

Alejandro

 

Operating system used: Windows 11

 

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Barry Kelly
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How can you have one drawing at 2 different scales?

 

Barry.

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Lingwisyer
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Probably meaning 1:50 at A1?

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AlejandroEco
Contributor

Hi Barry, thanks for the reply, as Lingwisyer mentions is to be able to print an A3 as A1 or vice versa and have the right scale in both cases.

 

Anybody out there knows if there is an automatic way to do this?

Thanks!

 

You have designed your layout and drawings to be printed on a particular page size at a particular scale.

Archicad can automatically list the scale of your drawing as you have intended it to be.

However it can not determine if someone prints it on a page twice or half as big.

So, it will never know what scale it should show.

You would have to manually list all of the alternate scales - if A3 = 1:100, A4 = 1:200, A2 = 1:50.

 

This has been discussed in other posts - one of them here ...

 

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Documentation/We-use-A3-scale-and-A1-scale-in-drawing-list-Is-th...

 

Personally I would never print at a scale other than intended except as a 'draft' copy.

If I intend a page to be 1:50, I will create a view at that scale and place it on a layout page size to suite.

 

Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
AlejandroEco
Contributor

Hi Barry, thanks for the quick reply.

Thanks for confirming that there is no way to manipulate or add an operation to an autotext.

 

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