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    I know this one has been around the block. I'm having trouble getting a site plan in Meters to plot out properly on an imperial 11x17 sheet. If I include the model and pdf can someone please point
    me in the direction of where I am going wrong here!
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    Default Re: Metric Meters plotting on 11x17 Scale issues

    I don't work in metric very often, and especially meters, but can you explain what your problem is?
    I looked at your attached pdf, it seems ok to me, except the dimension text height is smaller than sheet notes text, is that the issue?

    In your attached dwg file, I noticed your sheet text (PS) is at .125" height (which is normal) and your dimstyle text height in MS is at 8.
    If you change your dimstyle(s) text height to 12.5, it matches you PS text.

    Hope that helps your problem, if not you may need to explain more.
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    Default Re: Metric Meters plotting on 11x17 Scale issues

    I would recommend you start with a drawing that is based on metric units, such as mm. Your current drawing appears to be drawn in that unit in model space, but your drawing UNITS are set to feet. Once you are using the correct units, you can work on getting the paper space set appropriately. Your title block width would by 266.7 mm. You could then set your viewport to the 1:500 scale by using the ZOOM command with the CENTER option and then specifying the scale as 1/500XP. That is if you needed the viewport to be set to a 1:500 mm scale as your titleblock lists.

    AutoCAD allows for inserting drawing saved in one unit to different drawings set at other units. Depending on your system variables, AutoCAD may also scale them appropriately.
    If you have a technical question, please find the appropriate forum and ask it there.
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