First let me apologize for yet another printing question. I PROMISE I spent a lot of time looking at posts and fooling with settings in dialog boxes.
SU 2016 Make on Windows 10
Parallel Projection and Top camera view
What I’m trying to do is print an oval on 8.5x11 paper to be used as a pattern for Shaker oval boxes. I have been unsuccessful at getting the oval the exact size unless I print a tiled version. But the size of the oval is well within the print margins so I shouldn’t have to tape 4 sheets of paper together.
A curious thing I noticed is that after making the oval, using the Scale tool on a circle, values change in the Entity Info view. When I start with a circle, it shows a Radius parameter. As soon as any scaling operation takes place (squishing or stretching the circle) Radius is replaced by “Length” and it shows the length as ~25 1/4" (or some such large value). So I gather that when I print and get the oval printed the right size (on 4 sheets), what I’m REALLY printing is the 25" thing, even though there are no lines or visible geometry out there. Am I correct in thinking this? Is this the “Viewport” or is that only on the screen? I know the size of the printed object changes as you change the view of it on the screen…
In troubleshooting this I decided to print a simple circle to size and I can’t make even THAT work. No tweaking of checkboxes (Use Model Extents, Fit to Page) nor Scale Values or Page Size have been successful. Trust me, I’ve tried every setting and combination of settings I can think of before consuming your time asking for help. An earlier post gave me hope when it gave specific values for the scale but that turned out to be something of a trial and error process producing approximately correct looking figures. Surely there is a more deterministic way.
Thanks for your help and again, sorry if this is already answered and I just couldn’t find it. I looked!
BTW, I know about Layout but it seems way overkill here.