How do I print a plan to scale and what does it mean to have a plan printed to scale?
Printing to scale allows you to measure the printed drawing to obtain the distance between points. This is useful on a drawing where you may not have dimensions for every little detail.
If you choose 1/4 inch per foot when printing, then when you measure the drawing later you can multiply the number of inches by 4 to obtain the number of feet between two points. Both plan and vector elevation views created in Home Designer can be printed to an architectural scale specified in the Print dialog.
To print plan view to scale
Select File> Print> Drawing Sheet Setup from the menu to display the Drawing Sheet Setup dialog.
Under the Drawing Scale option, type in the scale at which you want to print. Use the drop downs to change the units and clickOKto apply this change.
Select File> Print> Print Preview , then select Fill Window to verify how the plan will be printed on the paper.
If needed, select File> Print> Center Sheet to center the sheet on the page, or select the edge of the drawing sheet to select it, then use the Move edit handle to place it where you want in relation to the drawing.
Select File> Print> Print, and in the Print View dialog that appears, under theDrawing Scaleheading, move the radio button to To Scale.
When using Save as PDF, a second window will appear asking you to name the .pdf, and save it to a specific location. In the Choose PFD File name dialog box, enter a file name in the File name field at the bottom of the dialog box, and select a folder to save the file into, then press Save.
To print an elevation view to scale* *Home Designer Pro only