Printing to scale

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XXX
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Printing to scale

Postby XXX » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:04 pm

No problem printing an image, but I don't seem to be able to print to scale.
How dose one do that with the following. (Didn't see documentation).

OS: Windows 7
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.16.6700 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-16
Hash: 7b925d11aa69ac405b423635adb1e2833f18a817
Python version: 2.7.8
Qt version: 4.8.6
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17

Thanks
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Re: Printing to scale

Postby quick61 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:41 am

XXX wrote:No problem printing an image, but I don't seem to be able to print to scale.
How dose one do that with the following. (Didn't see documentation).

OS: Windows 7
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.16.6700 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-16
Hash: 7b925d11aa69ac405b423635adb1e2833f18a817
Python version: 2.7.8
Qt version: 4.8.6
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17

Thanks
Place on Drawing Sheet as 1:1 scale, to size you intend to print out on and export as PDF and Print the PDF or if you printer will handle the size of Drawing sheet you use, print to that size, 100% scale from the Drawing workbench. I have done it both ways with good results. The key is to use the correct template/page size then you intend to print on.

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Re: Printing to scale

Postby jmaustpc » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:32 am

Another key point is that most printer drivers will "scale image to fit page" by default, you must turn that off. Also sometimes you can get problems with printer margins, cutting off the edges of forcing the image to scale to fit within the printer margin rather than the page size. But these things are printer and printer software issues independent from FreeCAD or any other application.