Just printing a drawing

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FlyStrCAD
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Just printing a drawing

Postby FlyStrCAD » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:18 pm

Hi there
I'm really new at CAD, really. I made a design, with sizes and everything, and I just need to print it to send it to the factory.
But I can't make everything to appear in one page.
I mean... "Print everything or select all" "choose A4 or whatever" "fit in page" "Go"
I am really frustrated, because my impression was that the hard part would be to reproduce what was in my head into the screen, but now I can see it in the screen and for the time being, will send a print screen by email, so they start working.
Any help?
Thanks!!
Fly
chrisb
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Re: Just printing a drawing

Postby chrisb » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:28 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

It is difficult to help without more information. You can tell us which version you use, which workbenches and you can upload a file and explain what drawing you expect.

I would Use TechDraw workbench, create a page, and subsequently select the objects and place them on the page. Then I would add dimensions.
M4x
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Re: Just printing a drawing

Postby M4x » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:08 am

chrisb wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:28 pm
I would Use TechDraw workbench [...]
From here you're able to export your drawing sheet as a PDF. Now you've all printing / scaling settings at your fingertips.
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pl7i92LCNC
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Re: Just printing a drawing

Postby pl7i92LCNC » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:26 am

hi welcome
print here means not the same to everyone
a print is like §D printing
you may mean a Paper so its techDraw you woudt like to use
there are lots of Youtube help Tutorials on that
CAD is not a automated system so you need some clicks to get there on FreeCAD
in german i got a video online
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7_8c-FbyRU