HELP! - urgently need to plot part of a model

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by John H, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. John H

    John H Guest

    Is it possible to produce a scale plot of part of a model?
    I've got a big assembly (i.e. big dimensions) which I need to produce scaled
    plots of various sections of it, from various different viewing directions,
    as I need to be able to take them on site and compare measurements with the
    real-world assembly.

    The problem is, that there doesn't seem to be a "plot current screen to a
    scale" option for models. It just seems to take the envelope for the whole
    model and place its centre at the centre of the paper.

    Is there a way around this, short of creating endless drawing views?
    Is there a 3rd party program that fulfils this pretty basic need?

    John H
    John H, Nov 1, 2006
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  2. John H

    Zander Guest

    In file | print, choose 'selection' then you will see a gray rectangle
    appear on screen, move the rectangle over the area you want to plot
    and control the scale in the little dialoque that will appear. Or,
    saveas dwg, select option 'scale 1:1' open in dwgeditor and plot from

    Zander, Nov 1, 2006
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  3. John H

    John H Guest

    That method only seems to work for drawings, not for parts or assys - at
    least, it's greyed out on my machine.

    John H
    John H, Nov 1, 2006
  4. I think someone had a work-round for this where you draw a sketch around the
    ara you want to print and then print 1:1 with the sketch open? Not sure, but
    it was a recent post so you'll probably find it without too much trouble.
    Lee Bazalgette - factorydesign, Nov 1, 2006
  5. John H

    That70sTick Guest

    Just make a temporary drawing
    That70sTick, Nov 1, 2006
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