dwf printable area?

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by C Witt, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. C Witt

    C Witt Guest

    Why are the printable areas for DWF files so much smaller than normal plots?

    We would love to utilize this method of sending out drawings, but can't
    right now since the drawings are no longger "to scale" when printed in
    DWF form.

    I hope someone has found a solution to this problem.

    TIA.
     
    C Witt, Jan 8, 2004
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  2. C Witt

    C Witt Guest

    If you select the DWF6 ePlot.pc3 plot file, it lists all the available
    paper sizes and for each one, the "printable area" is smaller than
    normal paper sizes.

    ie:
    DWF6 ePlot.pc3
    ANSI B (11.00 x 17.00 Inches) - Printable area 15.60 x 10.54 inches

    Sharp.pc3
    ANSI B (11.00 x 17.00 Inches) - Printable area 16.60 x 10.44 inches

    Laser9000.pc3
    ANSI B (11.00 x 17.00 Inches) - Printable area 16.60 x 10.44 inches

    Laser5000.pc3
    ANSI B (11.00 x 17.00 Inches) - Printable area 16.60 x 10.44 inches


    This is not something that we changed. All are the default settings.
     
    C Witt, Jan 8, 2004
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  3. C Witt

    C Witt Guest

    Granted I didn't include the pdf.pc3 file settings.. but they actually
    conform to our "standard". It's only the DWF that is not cooperating.
     
    C Witt, Jan 9, 2004
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  4. Pick a standard, any standard ;)

    I would call that a big inconsistancy. If all others can confirm to a set
    margin, why would DWF think it is being 'safe than sorry' with its setting?

    DWF's are so cool, but we keep finding these little holes in either there
    creation or publication.

    Dean, is it safe to say that Witt could alter those margins to be consistant
    with the rest of his plot settings, with little worry of any problems? I
    mean, we have already configured our titlblocks to fit within a certain
    margin, we can't be expected to create a new one just because DWF is scared
    of an extra inch?
     
    Paul Humphrey, Jan 9, 2004
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