Scale for printing

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Scale for printing

Postby gastonv » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:24 am

Hello,
In the past I have worked with several CAD-systems.
Now, in Fedora Linux, I like to learn working with QCad 2.0.5.0 (Community Edition).
I have made a drawing with dimensions.
To print it on a A4-Format paper, I have to scale it, no problem so far.
But after scaling, the dimensions becomes are also scaled.
A dimension of 140 becomes e.g. 70.
I think I don't use the right method to scale it for printing?
Thanks in advance for helping.
Many Greetings,
Gaston Verhulst.
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Postby andrew » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:45 am

Don't scale your drawing with the modification tool for printing. You can adjust the scale factor of the drawing in the print preview instead:

- File - Print Preview
- Adjust the scale factor in the tool bar
- Position the paper, or use the buttons in the tool bar to automatically adjust the position and / or scale factor of the drawing
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Scale for printing OK.

Postby gastonv » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:03 pm

Hello,
I have done a test, and from now the dimensions are correct printed.
I have to thank you very much for your splendid help.
Many greetings,
Gaston Verhulst.
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