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PM3 R3 - Shrinking Layout

Anonymous
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I have a dwg from a surveyorof a siteplan with there border included (this is usually the case). It was drawn at 1/8" = 1'-0" and was opened into AC7 without a glitch at 96 scale factor ( and AC scale previously set at 1/8" = 1'-0") All text was changed to Arial Narrow. I created a PMK in AC7 in which to import into PM3. when plotting this layout (Arch D size) the output is not to scale. When checking my "plot options" the radial button was set to "Shrink each Layout to Page". If I try plotting again with the option set to "Scale at 100.00%" the preview screen shows that 2 pages will be printed. If "Shink Oversize Layouts to Page" is selected then output is back to 1 page. Clearly if the border is stating 1/8" = 1'-0" then I do not want the output "shrunk". The PMK is well within the blue bplot borders.
What can I do to get a scaled plot??
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David Larrew
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The trick is in the Plot margins in the Plot Options dialog.

Are you using "Use Margins of Master Layout" or "Use Margins of Device"?

Try reducing the Margins in the plotter settings.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

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WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA
Anonymous
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Are you using "Use Margins of Master Layout" or "Use Margins of Device"?
I did not know actually, I guess this is set to "Use Margins of Master Layout" by default, so that is what it is set to. What should it be?
Try reducing the Margins in the plotter settings.
I don't see how changing the plotter setting should help when the PMK is well within the current margins defined by the "blue" box on screen. Or I'm I interpreting this Blue box incorrectly?
Anonymous
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Okay so In the Master Layout Settings I increased not reduced the Margins from 7/32" at top and bottom to 3/4" and changed side Margins from 13/32" to 3/4". So my plot area decreased yet the result was that the plot at 100.00% now was contained on 1 sheet. This does not make any sense. With the previously larger plot area the output at 100.00% was said to require 2 sheets...???
David Larrew
Booster
Jay wrote:
Okay so In the Master Layout Settings I increased not reduced the Margins from 7/32" at top and bottom to 3/4" and changed side Margins from 13/32" to 3/4". So my plot area decreased yet the result was that the plot at 100.00% now was contained on 1 sheet. This does not make any sense. With the previously larger plot area the output at 100.00% was said to require 2 sheets...???
That is why I prefer to control the Margins through the Plotter.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA
Anonymous
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My Plotter (HP DesignJet 600) has only "Extended" or "Normal" setting options.
Anonymous
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Now if I couuld have the plot be centered on the page as it is shown on screen....
Any Ideas... I know seperate topic..
__archiben
Booster
jay -

go to "Plot" and then "Plot Options". you will see this screen, (or something similar if you are using a PC).

in the bottom right corner there is a "Positioning" setting for determining the position of the printable layout on the available paper size...

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Anonymous
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Thanks for the info and attached "picture". For a PC i guess it is called "Tiling". I have set it to center the plot is still "pushed to the bottom. [/img]
Djordje
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Jay wrote:
Thanks for the info and attached "picture". For a PC i guess it is called "Tiling". I have set it to center the plot is still "pushed to the bottom. [/img]
You are not using Device margins; set the Master to the Device margins, and when printing, ALWAYS set the margins to the Device margins.
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