Ha I've found the input box for line length. HOWEVER. So I can draw the 36 inch line I need. But it's too small on the A4 paper. How do I get it to be a reasonable size on the paper to take to the field?
On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 4:09 PM Rick Ratzlaff [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
I've discovered I'm missing the "Length" field at the top tool bar to the right of the 3 "By layer" boxes.
How do I get to turn on the input option for the length of the line I want to draw?
On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 9:33 AM Rick Ratzlaff [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thanks. That makes sense. But I have tried several times to start a new drawing and it always reverts to the same scale. I'll read the manual.
On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 5:35 AM dellus [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Start a new drawing. Go to Options. > Current Drawing Preferences. On the Paper tab select the paper size (letter, A4, etc) you want to use. On the Units tab select inches, metric or what ever. Draw a line. In your example 36". Click on print preview. Your line will appear on the page. The line will be draw to the maximum size scale that will fit on the paper. This scale is shown in a box at the top of the page. It will be an unusual number. Something like 1:4.56387. In that same box you can select other scales. Try them until you find one that fits your needs.