How to print at 1/4 inch = 1 foot scale?

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How to print at 1/4 inch = 1 foot scale?

susanmcclendon
The Architectural scale options are not standard.  How can I print at 1/4 inch = 1 foot?
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Re: How to print at 1/4 inch = 1 foot scale?

fa201
You can use the support of a converter: for example https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/length/feet-to-inch.html
12 in = 1 ft so 1 ft = 48 * 1/4 in.
So you scale is 1/48.

Make sure the Tool Option bar is active and enter the scale 1/48 as shown.
Fabrice

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Re: How to print at 1/4 inch = 1 foot scale?

susanmcclendon
Thank you! It was not obvious that user-created scales could be entered, and none of the scales in the pull down list make any sense when using “architectural” units.

On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 1:53 AM fa201 [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
You can use the support of a converter: for example https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/length/feet-to-inch.html
12 in = 1 ft so 1 ft = 48 * 1/4 in.
So you scale is 1/48.

Make sure the Tool Option bar is active and enter the scale 1/48 as shown.



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susanmcclendon
I take that back.  It didn't work.  I'm printing to letter size paper. When I preview it automatically scales to fit the page (something like 1:65.1234).  When I enter 1:48 and click the Fix box, nothing changes.  Actually, 1:48 should make the drawing too big for the paper.  I've probably overlooked something.  What?
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Re: How to print at 1/4 inch = 1 foot scale?

Gary S
Try pressing [Enter] after typing the scale (1:48) in the drop-down and then click the "Fixed" checkbox.  You should then be able to zoom to view the entire page by clicking the "Center to page" icon or using the scroll button on the mouse (if available).
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Re: How to print at 1/4 inch = 1 foot scale?

susanmcclendon
That worked.  One nuance:  My printer kept trying to fit to page until I previewed using the printer's preview function (Epson NX420).

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 8:07 AM Gary S [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Try pressing [Enter] after typing the scale (1:48) in the drop-down and then click the "Fixed" checkbox.  You should then be able to zoom to view the entire page by clicking the "Center to page" icon or using the scroll button on the mouse (if available).


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