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    When would a user want to use the 'scale lineweights' setting to good advantage?

    I am thinking it is advantageous when plotting reduced sized layouts i.e. ARCH D size to ARCH B, or complex and large scale layouts on larger drawings.

    Correct? How do you use this setting?

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    Default Re: Plotting, Scaling Lineweights & You

    The company I work plots in 11x17 and 24X36. scale lineweights enables us to see what the linetypes look like in 11x17 properly before we plot to full size. were able to see the relationships better and adjust for quality. This is also very useful when we send out to others for review.

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    Default Re: Plotting, Scaling Lineweights & You

    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton.Hill View Post

    How do you use this setting?
    There are different ways to get this working properly. Here's a really good start. you have to use viewports in paperspace. Draw your drawing. Adjust your linetype scales so they look right in paperspace. Then when you plot, click on scale lineweights. regardless of what size you plot in, it will scale the lines accordingly. I'de say the only issues are when plotting to jpeg. I'm not sure but I think scale lineweights doesn't work when plotting model space either. you'll have to try and see. it's a really easy setting and it wont screw anything up as long as you preview your plots first.

    Hope this helps,

    ~Frank

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    Thanks. Yes, I find paperspace very accomodating (five of eight solid years using it). Thanks for your insight. It isn't rocket science but up until now, plotting appearance wasn't a big issue and I (in my sleep evidently) simply checked the 'lineweight scaling' in my previous machine design job.

    Personally, I have an issue with our model space fans and the border scaling approach to producing drawings (I MUST do it nearly everyday because of current company CAD Standards and, to add insult to injury, while using a competing CAD software - starts with 'M' and the current version is V8.

    Anything 3D and paper space layouts all of the time!

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    Default Re: Plotting, Scaling Lineweights & You

    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton.Hill View Post
    Thanks. Yes, I find paperspace very accomodating (five of eight solid years using it). Thanks for your insight. It isn't rocket science but up until now, plotting appearance wasn't a big issue and I (in my sleep evidently) simply checked the 'lineweight scaling' in my previous machine design job.

    Personally, I have an issue with our model space fans and the border scaling approach to producing drawings (I MUST do it nearly everyday because of current company CAD Standards and, to add insult to injury, while using a competing CAD software - starts with 'M' and the current version is V8.

    Anything 3D and paper space layouts all of the time!
    I am so sorry to hear of your "MV8" problem. I have some experience with this program as well. Looks good on a resume. But not very "competitive" if you know what I mean.

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    Use as resume padding is all it is good for - IMHO
    Now, I see how the other half (AEC) lives. Pew!
    BIM is gonna be a while in being assimilated where I am and already nearly in mid-40's - can't wait!

    It's on to 3D mechanical modeling packages next - Inventor and others (censored)
    and Lisp and VBA programming.

    To widget world and beyond!

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