Retain scale of 1:100 but keep model to one page


#1

Hi,
I’ve created a SU model/plan of a building which is about 46m in length, in real life. For planning application purposes we need to keep the scale to 1:100 ie 1cm on my drawing equals 1m in real life. The building (and therefore plan) is much longer than it is wider so its sensible to print portrait…BUT, A3 paper is 297mm x 420mm which means its going to print over 2 pages…but I want the model to be 1 page only. I know I could adjust the scale and that would allow me to print (or save as PDF) on 1 page but as mentioned earlier, we need to keep the scale to 1:100. Any suggestions please? Thanks. Marcus


#2

Seems like you have to get larger paper or abandon the 1:100 absolute scale. You can’t have it both ways: 460mm is not going to fit onto 420mm without scaling it down.


#3

Go with a larger page size. Layout might not have it as a preinstalled template, but you can certainly create your own.


Reference to standard sizes (not that you couldn’t find that on your own):

http://www.papersizes.org/a-paper-sizes.htm


#4

Marcus:
Do not jump off the cliff without parachute:
Have you at least talked to planning board and aked for relief or may be they have other options;
Have you checked some of the print shops locally and perhaps they have a large format printer and they can print the spec. size?
BTW is printing on 1 page a self inflicted wound or is tiled print not allowed. Be aware SU does not include a centering algorithm so tiled print may come out not very " pretty" but you can work around that.


#5

thank you very much

Marcus Learoyd
Partner
Office 01536 560 400 | Mobile 07802 150000
marcus@plcommercial.co.uk

Potter Learoyd Commercial
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RICS chartered surveyors & commercial property specialists.
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#6

Jim
This is helpful, thank you. It seems I should be printing to A2, but, within sketchup I only appear to have the option to print as far as A3 and not lower, any ideas how I can get around this next little challenge?
Thanks
Marcus


#7

Available page sizes depend on what is available in the printer you use, so check that the printer you use supports A2.

As a SketchUp Pro user, why don’t you put your views on a LayOut sheet? It makes all this much easier to control, and it supports creating large paper sizes and exporting them to PDF, CAD and image formats.

Anssi


#8

Thank you Anssi, sadly I’m not a SU Pro user, perhaps I ought to be? Thank you though for tip-off re printers.

Marcus Learoyd
Partner
Office 01536 560 400 | Mobile 07802 150000
marcus@plcommercial.co.uk

Potter Learoyd Commercial
Corby Enterprise Centre, London, Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 5EU
www.plcommercial.co.uk

RICS chartered surveyors & commercial property specialists.
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#9

You are surveyors - isn’t that using SketchUp commercially?

Anssi


#10

Hi I often need to print to large format with other software such as MSProject etc. I print to PDF in A3 take it to my local print shop and they print to what ever size I want A0, A1 or A2… By the way others are right you cant have it both ways have large dimension and stick with a 1:100 scale. When I was a draftsman 50 years ago, I would just split over two pages or a split and hide some of the detail. I also agree if you are a professional shop I suggest you invest in Pro. It is not very expensive ! Layout is the important intermediate step as well. good luck