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Printing out drawing

Chetv
I have made a relatively simple drawing with an outer circle of 7.50". Have set paper to letter, landscape. When I go to print drawing it comes out extremely small on the paper. In print preview I see a very small picture of my drawing and separately a small which rectangle (i assume the paper). Scale is 1:1. General scale = 1

I get this message in the command line

Loaded document: C:\Users\Chet\f30 strut bracket.dxf
Warning:: Paper size less than 10mm. Paper is too small for fitting to page
Please set paper size by Menu: Edit->Current Drawing Preferences->Paper
RS_ActionPrintPreview::fit(): Invalid paper size
Warning:: Paper size less than 10mm. Paper is too small for fitting to page
Please set paper size by Menu: Edit->Current Drawing Preferences->Paper
RS_ActionPrintPreview::fit(): Invalid paper size
Warning:: Paper size less than 10mm. Paper is too small for fitting to page
Please set paper size by Menu: Edit->Current Drawing Preferences->Paper
RS_ActionPrintPreview::fit(): Invalid paper size

Any yet when I go into the current drawing preferences Letter size is selected 11X8.5

I can't find what I'm doing wrong?

Please make some suggestions to correct this situation.

Regards,
Chet
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Re: Printing out drawing

dellus
How does it look if in print preview you select 'center to page' ?
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Re: Printing out drawing

Chetv
When I open the drawing on the surface it looks fine. When I click print preview it goes very small in upper left portion of paper (scales has changed to 1:20.981), when i click center to page it stays in the same place (very small).
When I click change the scale back to 1:1 the paper becomes very small and lower on the screen. Drawing stays small, separate and above the paper.

I don't know if any of this makes sense

Chester Vincentz
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Re: Printing out drawing

Chetv
forgot something

I had scale fixed at 1:1 when I closed
When I opened everything looked ok but when I went to print preview the scale had changed to 1:20.981 and was still fixed. When I clicked center to page nothing much happened.

When I unclicked fixed and changed the scale to 1:1 the drawing separated from the white background. Drawing info up and white paper? much smaller and lower.

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Re: Printing out drawing

dellus
Looks as if there is something small or invisible  off the circle, maybe remains of unsuccessful drawing attempts. Search by zooming out, try getting it visible with 'select all'. If you don't find anything you still can print it right if in print preview you set scale to 1:1 ( it's a bug it doesn't keep the fixed value) and then shift the drawing sheet beneath the drawing manually. You can zoom in for better view.
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Re: Printing out drawing

Chetv
I didn't find anything but I think this is the cause. When I drew the 3"+ circles they were very small and I had to blow them up to work on them. Now when you print them they return to there original small size!

I think the initial scale of the drawing was too large. How do you set this?

I want the drawing to be on a letter size A 8.5x11 Then my drawing should be visible without excessive zooming in.

How does zooming in effect the printing size?
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Re: Printing out drawing

hsrai
Chetv wrote
I didn't find anything but I think this is the cause. When I drew the 3"+ circles they were very small and I had to blow them up to work on them. Now when you print them they return to there original small size!
Can you share your file (.dxf)?

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Re: Printing out drawing

Cantar4
In reply to this post by Chetv
your problem is probably coming from a huge ghost entity ;
see the currently active 'autozoom troubles' in the troubleshooting' section.
downloas and install v 2.1.0 beta 07
https://sourceforge.net/projects/librecad/files/OSX/2.1/2.1.0/beta/
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Re: Printing out drawing

Chetv
#f30drvside.dxf

I think I have uploaded one of the files that is giving me trouble per request
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Re: Printing out drawing

hsrai
Chetv wrote
There a circle at x=151.037 and y=-46.6441 and of radius .25

Remove it.
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Re: Printing out drawing

hsrai
hsrai wrote
There a circle at x=151.037 and y=-46.6441 and of radius .25

Remove it.
Even after removing it, "Fit to page" was not working fine.

I saved file, closed file and reopened, it fitted page well. Why? I have not idea ;-)

Mine LC is:
Version: 2.1.0-beta
Compiler: GNU GCC 5.2.1
Compiled on: May 21 2016
Qt Version: 5.5.1
Boost Version: 1.58.0
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Re: Printing out drawing

dellus
In reply to this post by Chetv
Zooming in doesn't effect printout.
You could have found the culprit circle easily by just using autozoom, very handy by doubleclick on middle mousebutton or scrollwheel.
It is advisable to move the drawing closer to the origin.  
'center to page' still not working properly after removal of the culprit circle is because autozoom (which probably somehow is used by 'center to page') includes the origin (0,0). This has been eliminated in 2.1 beta so if you save the drawing in a recent LC the issue might be gone.
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Re: Printing out drawing

dellus
In reply to this post by hsrai
To make things easier, you can use a template. I have made one for inches, letter landscape, scale 1:1. As I am a metrical I don't know much about imperials and you might have to adjust some settings.
mech_inch_1_1_letter.dxf
You can copy your existing drawing's content by opening both in parallel, select objects in source, press ctrl-c, define reference point, change to target drawing (template), press ctrl-v, define insertion point.