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Bethrine

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« on: May 06, 2015, 11:19:30 am »
Okay, I am fairly new to PDF's. I have exported them from .dwg's before but it has always been set up correctly by someone else. In the PDF the top and right side of my drawing is cut off by just enough to be annoying. There are lots of ways to try and fix this, any advice on which way to do it and why?
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Re: PDF
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 11:25:09 am »
Check you list of paper sizes to see if there is a Full Bleed option.
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Re: PDF
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 11:35:03 am »
Check Paper Sizes INKED AREA LIMITS

give yourself a nice 1/2" border all around...

Then make sure your title block fits inside that dashed line on the layout...Inked Area Limits...

Set the Named Page Setup to use that PDF and plot LAYOUT and all should by swimming.
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Re: PDF
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 11:41:01 am »
I used the below steps. Since all I did was change margins, should plot to scale as usual.  :yes: It looks wrong in the layout but the PDF is beautiful. I saved it as new so I did not overwrite any original program paper set-ups.

FYI, I made my own name up.
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Re: PDF
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 11:52:02 am »
Nope, it changed my scale.  :glaresad:
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Re: PDF
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 12:04:02 pm »
Okay, now I'm really confused...I made the paper size bigger and the print on paper got smaller. Why would it be inverse?  :woow:
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Re: PDF
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 12:07:16 pm »
FWIW .. I've had great success using the DWG To PDF.pc3 driver included with AutoCAD. The only way your scale should change based on papersize is if you have 'Plot scale' set to fit .. which you should never do if you want a scaled drawing.


Do like Rob suggested and use the "full bleed" sizes.

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Re: PDF
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 12:24:51 pm »
Actually...Use the EXACT page dimensions

11x17 inches IF that is what you are after - your print got smaller because you tried to fit more on the 'paper' that there is paper....

Pick exact page size, then set INKED AREA limits....
Print  LAYOUT

there is no need to use "FULL BLEED" as most printers in most offices  can NOT print all the way to the edges with no margins....
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Re: PDF
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 12:31:51 pm »
Okay, now I'm really confused...I made the paper size bigger and the print on paper got smaller. Why would it be inverse?  :woow:
Because your papersize is bigger and you're still plotting 1:1 .. so relative to the larger papersize it's smaller. Why are you creating an odd papersize?
« Last Edit: May 06, 2015, 12:46:03 pm by ronjonp »

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Re: PDF
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 12:42:17 pm »
see attached

viewport is inside border...which is just inside inked area limits...
set viewport scale correctly... plot will be correct...

also beware when printing the PDF that you do not check FIT or SCALE  use actual size
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Re: PDF
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2015, 12:43:52 pm »
Okay, now I'm really confused...I made the paper size bigger and the print on paper got smaller. Why would it be inverse?  :woow:
Because your papersize is bigger and your still plotting 1:1 .. so relative to the larger papersize it's smaller. Why are you creating an odd papersize?

Gah...muddled it up with drawing size. Nvmd. Resetting to 11 x 17.

INKED AREA limits....

How?

I am plotting to Layout. Annoys me to plot to anything else though occasionally I do use Window in model space.
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Re: PDF
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2015, 12:48:37 pm »
Just use full bleed size .. why change an existing papersize to mimic one that's already provided?  :)

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Re: PDF
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 12:53:48 pm »
These are using mj's settings:
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Re: PDF
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 12:54:55 pm »
See PS2 from above.... (Printable Area)  formerly known as Inked area Limits...


you may need to enable seeing the dashed line on your layout tab...under Options

Titleblock math is as follows...

IF  Page Size is 11x17
AND Printable area (margins ar .5" each side) Printable area will be 10x16

AND your border has a THICK pen - Add those pen thickness and then make your titleblock smallthan inked limits or the pen width will be chopped off....

so actual border will need to be appx 9.7x15.7 if you have 0.2 lineweight for outer line of titleblock

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Re: PDF
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 12:57:42 pm »
here's ronjon's
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