I was getting on very nicely with LIbreCAD until I came to print something.
I am running Debian Wheezy (Testing) and have a Canon PIXMA MP600 all-in-one printer.
I know it's not the best combination but using the closed source TurboPrint driver I usually get excellent results.
Not with LibreCAD though...
Print preview comes up at first with scale 1:1 and shows nothing. If I change the scale to 1:25 I get a good fit for a drawing which fills an A4 sheet.
But on printing I only get a very small corner of the drawing on paper... I.e. not what the preview shows
I would be grateful for any suggestions as to what might be wrong.
Could it be that a printer from another manufacturer, one well supported under Linux, would give better results?
Thanks for your reply.
I have tried printing to PDF with various scale factors ranging from 1:1 to 1:25. The nearer I get to 1:25 the more of the drawing appears in the print but the smaller it gets (even looking at it with the PDF viewer set to 400% it's tiny though it is complete!).
But as I said in my second post above - the files which give this printing problem are not created in LibreCAD, but exported as DXF version 2010 from another CAD program. I have also discovered that DXF files are plain ASCII which can be edited in a text editor (I didn't know that !). I have also downloaded the DXF 2010 specification. So with a bit of study and testing I might be able to figure out what's going on here.
Nevertheless any tips to help out, or warnings, would be very welcome!
I am having the same problem, I exported the file as a jpg and printed it like that but the quality is not good. I still get only the corner of the drawing when I print or print into PDF. I have no clue why this is happening