It’s possible this is a result of the high DPI display - it’s a while since I was using SU on Windows with a Full HD display, and I don’t remember having these problems on it.
I’ve been experimenting a bit more with printing direct from SU.
I’ve tried changing the font to a Height measurement. Again, the results don’t seem as I expect.
If I change the font height to 1/2" (the width of most of the length-dimensioned pieces in the upper part of the model) it only occupies about half of the half inch in the model, and when I print it, is still too small.
I seem to get the best results from SU printing direct when setting font height to 1", taking 1/2" in the model, and coming out about right on the printout. But hard to predict since the results aren’t consistent, either relating the text size to the model scale, or keeping the point size consistent between screen and printout, never mind changing size by a factor of about 4x between Vector and non-Vector printing.
In Layout, using the SU setting for 12pt type and importing the model with SU dimensions, I get results a bit more as I would expect.
All but one of the dimensions here are from SU. This is what it looks like on screen (and in print), and you can see from the 24"dimension upper left, where I’ve also used a Layout dimension, why I prefer dimensioning in SU. I changed the view in SU slightly between adding the dimension in Layout, and updating the model reference, and the dimension (in Paper space) is no longer connected to the model endpoints.
And I’m sure it’s possible (I’m still very new to Layout), but I can’t see where to change the Dimension text size and style - it isn’t in the Dimension Style settings, nor in Preferences - perhaps in Document Setup? Nope, not there either, so where?
Maybe it IS a result of the high definition display, and SU not quite knowing how to scale things between model, view, and print?
Anyway, I’ve now got two usable workarounds - set the text oversize in model Height units, and print from SU, (result as below) - the text on screen still looks bigger than in print, but the print result is good.
Or I can import the model dimensions into Layout and print from there. But again, in the past, I’ve had examples in Layout where the dimension text went huge, and the arrows were also huge. All in all, not a smooth transition yet.