View Full Version : DWF Viewer doesn't print to scale

2004-12-29, 09:19 PM
I use AC2005 LT to save .dwf files. I have tried plotting using every variation, of every option, in dwf viewer but the plot always comes out 'enlarged', not to 1:1 scale.

Thank you in advance, Doug

2004-12-30, 05:10 PM
You neglected to mention what version of the DWF Viewer you are using.

2004-12-30, 06:06 PM
Viewer came with Autocad LT 2005.

Thank you

2004-12-30, 06:14 PM
I received a reply from ' acad ' stating

"It's not meant to plot to scale. Sorry."

His/her reply isn't showing here, how come?

2004-12-30, 06:46 PM
I deleted it. That information is incorrect. See this. (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=4447895)

2004-12-30, 06:48 PM
That still doesn't tell us what version. Open a dwf, then go to Help, About.

2004-12-30, 07:45 PM

Autodesk DWF Viewer ver 4.1
Build version;
DWF toolkit:
Whip toolkit:

Thought I might as well include it all, it might save time in the long run.


2004-12-30, 07:56 PM
That is not the latest version. Run the "Check for viewer updates" item in the Help menu. Or simply download it directly from Autodesk's website.

2004-12-30, 10:10 PM
I was only able to update from our intranet to this version:

ver 5.0
build version

It is still printing over size.

Do I need a newer version yet?

Thanks, Doug

2004-12-30, 10:44 PM
I can change the scale now. That's great! Thanks!

I have to print at 36% to have it plot to the correct size. Maybe I have something set wrong in Autocad LT 2005!?

2004-12-30, 10:46 PM

You now have the latest version available from the Autodesk web site.

Have you read the "Printing DWF Files - 2D" page from the Autodesk DWF Viewer Help File?

Have a good one, Mike

2004-12-30, 10:56 PM
Robert, don't worry about any more replies at this time. I am new to AC LT and viewer. I have been reading more about AC LT. I found out there is a lot more I have to learn about setting up plotting before I actually plot. Thanks for you time and help. Doug

2004-12-30, 11:27 PM
Glad I could help.