Auto center function

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Auto center function

Postby J-J » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:51 am

When working on very large drawings I sometimes have to print only a small section. It would be handy to be able to have the option to apply the auto center function only to the said section.
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Re: Auto center function

Postby Husky » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:03 am

J-J wrote: .... only to the said section.

Sounds good - but how should QCad know what the "said section" is.

Workaround?
Print preview,
One Page,
Move Paper Position to the "said section",
maybe adjust scale,

Would that work for you?
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Re: Auto center function

Postby Clive » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:01 am

J-J
I agree and definitely need this for some of the plans I work on. See image.

I have previously added a feature request for printing only the selected area in model space.

http://www.ribbonsoft.com/bugtracker/in ... &pagenum=2
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Re: Auto center function

Postby Clive » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:08 am

Forgot to mention my 'workaround'
In model space drag and select with the cursor the area you to print only, Edit > copy this and then paste this in a new drawing!

It works :wink:
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Re: Auto center function

Postby Clive » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:27 am

I thought this topic had come up before - see here:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1861

Andrews 'workaround'.
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Re: Auto center function

Postby J-J » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:24 pm

I do that manually. I drew my section on a new layer, hoping this would do it, but auto center takes the whole drawing, even if everything else is masked. Let's keep that for a future edition, that is not critical!
Thanks for the comments.
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