Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

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Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

Postby Martin1972 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:58 pm

I'm running Revit Architecture 2012 and having problems printing any drawings (as PDF's) to scale. Everything is off by about 2%. Anyone got any ideas on where to start with this?
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Re: Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

Postby Saw » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:35 pm

What PDF utility are you using?
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Re: Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

Postby nealmac » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:53 pm

If you're printing on ISOA1, for example, I find that if I print a PDF on Oversize ISOA1 instead, that it will scale to 100%. You might need to go into your windows printer properties to load the oversize sheets.
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Re: Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

Postby Martin1972 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:56 pm

nealmac wrote:If you're printing on ISOA1, for example, I find that if I print a PDF on Oversize ISOA1 instead, that it will scale to 100%. You might need to go into your windows printer properties to load the oversize sheets.


It's the same no matter what size output :(. A4, A3, A1, etc
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Re: Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

Postby Martin1972 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:12 pm

Saw wrote:What PDF utility are you using?


primo PDF
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Re: Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

Postby Saw » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:15 pm

Martin1972 wrote:
Saw wrote:What PDF utility are you using?


primo PDF


Have you set Zoom setting to 100% in the PDF settings or "Fit to Page". You need it set to the latter
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Re: Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

Postby nealmac » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:31 am

Martin1972 wrote:
nealmac wrote:If you're printing on ISOA1, for example, I find that if I print a PDF on Oversize ISOA1 instead, that it will scale to 100%. You might need to go into your windows printer properties to load the oversize sheets.


It's the same no matter what size output :(. A4, A3, A1, etc

Aye, I guessed that.

What I meant was, did you try using the "oversize" version of the sheet? ie "Oversize A1" instead of "ISO A1".
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Re: Problems printing PDFs to scale from Revit Architecture

Postby Martin1972 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:51 am

Sorry, my mistake :oops:

I'll give the Oversize versions a try and see what happens.

thanks for your help

nealmac wrote:
Martin1972 wrote:
nealmac wrote:If you're printing on ISOA1, for example, I find that if I print a PDF on Oversize ISOA1 instead, that it will scale to 100%. You might need to go into your windows printer properties to load the oversize sheets.


It's the same no matter what size output :(. A4, A3, A1, etc

Aye, I guessed that.

What I meant was, did you try using the "oversize" version of the sheet? ie "Oversize A1" instead of "ISO A1".
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