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PattyY
Hi, I am rekindling old CAD skills and LibreCAD has been awesome. I do architectural applications and I recently ran into a problem I can't find during a search on this forum. I do my drawings in separate .dxf files and draw 1 to 1. I insert those files on a ARCH D page that is 24"x36" landscape. Back in AutoCAD I would use an XREF (external reference) to plot the drawings on the page at usually 1/4 scale (1/4"= 1') I am in the US. I have not found a way to apply an XREF in LibreCAD. I can insert the drawing as a block and then scale it to 1/48 (the ratio to get 1/4 scale). This works fine except the dimensions change from a room being say 10 feet by 20 feet to the dimension changing to the real life on the page dimension of say 1 inch by 2 inches.  For Architectural applications what has everyone been doing to work around this problem?
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dellus
There is no XREF equivalent in LibreCAD. You have to make a frame 48 times the size of ARCH D (24"x36"). You may save this as a library file. Into this you draw or copy the architectural drawing, drawn 1 to 1. Or copy/import the frame into the drawing... how ever you see it.
Then at the printing process, in Print Preview mode, you set the scale 1/48. And print staying in that mode. Same applies to export to pdf.
   
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PattyY
Thank you. I had someone suggest that but he doesn't do CAD and I thought he was nuts! :-).

I will do that, thank you so much for the timely response. I will now go tell my husband he was right. LOL

An XREF mode would be a great add on to LibreCAD