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Graham Wright
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Postby Graham Wright » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:22 am

I have made the transition from Macdraft (which kept crashing disastrously) with relief.
QCAD has a different concept which took a little learning but I am now becoming quite adept (and it hasn't crashed once!).

However, I am having problems printing.

My drawings generally have two layers;- one is a template with fixed information and drawing references, date etc, whilst the other is the drawing itself. When printing, the template seems to rule and is scaled to fit the paper size. This means that generally, the drawing itself does not fit the paper size available and the detail is lost. I need to scale the template or the drawing so that they both make best use of the paper size available.

Anybody help please?

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Re: Printing

Postby andrew » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:19 pm

In QCAD, the drawing is almost always created in real size (1:1).
The border or drawing header of your drawing is scaled to fit around the drawing.

For example, if your drawing is 10x10 Meters, your drawing border might be for example 21x29m.
When printing your drawing, choose a scale of "1:100".
Your border will be printed as 21x29cm (A4) with your drawing being printed size 10x10cm.

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