Printing from layout


#1

Hi all,

Strange printing problem driving me up the wall. When I print from layout or export to pdf and print my drawings are not in scale. The weird part is that vertical lines are correct but horizontal are not. I have printed way to many sheets with every setting option I can find to try to diagnose and I am stuck.

I need accurate scale drawings so my students can practice reading a scale stick and building from plans.

I am using layout 15.1.104 on a mac book pro. If I print direct from sketchup I have the same problem. I have printed to 2 different printers as well.

What am I missing here? The line that should read 14’ exactly reads 13’9".

Thanks for your help,

John


#2

If you print from PDF, make sure there is no “fit to page” or similar checkbox active…


#3

I have been printing direct from layout, from sketchup and from pdf. In each program I make sure to seek and and uncheck that box.

Thanks for posting

If I find a solution to this problem I will post it here.


#4

Play with Object Snap OR Grid Snap in LayOut.
You can change the Major Grid spacing and Minor Grid spacing in Document-Settings.
Sometimes it helps to change the Unit Precision in Document Settings,


#5

exactly because of this measuring in shop drawings isn’t allowed any more… at least according to common standards… everything important needs to be dimensioned.


#6

Seems odd to me. I should be able to print drawing accurately.

I don’t mind putting dimensions on everything but when I am trying to teach my high school students to read a scale stick and build from printed plans I want to leave the numbers off.

Vectorworks and AutoCAD can print to scale sketchup should be able to.

Going to keep at it. There has to be a solution.