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Custom Scale Examples

Drawing Sheet Scale Custom Scale for Printing Printed Output
1:1 1:1  
box1.gif box1.gif box1.gif

A 1 inch x 1 inch box prints at the same scale (1 inch x 1 inch).

1:1 2:1  
box1.gif box2.gif box222.gif

A 1 inch x 1 inch box prints as a 2 inch x 2 inch box, even though the dimension values remain the same. (Conversely, if you set the custom scale to 1:2, the box prints at 0.5 inches x 0.5 inches.)

1:2 1:1  
box3.gif box44.gif box333.gif

A 1 inch x 1 inch box prints as a 1 inch x 1 inch box. However, only one-fourth of the drawing sheet prints because the drawing is zoomed in to get the box to the 1:1 scale.

D-Landscape 1:1 A-Landscape 1:1  
box4.gif box44.gif box333.gif

A 1 inch x 1 inch box prints as a 1 inch x 1 inch box because the drawing sheet scales are the same. However, only one-eighth of the drawing sheet prints because an A-Landscape sheet is one-eighth the size of a D-Landscape sheet.

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