Printing PDFs to Scale from AutoCAD®

Relevant Products

Bluebeam® Revu®


Problem

The PDF isn’t to scale when printing to a physical printer.

Solution

Check Revu, your printer, and the Bluebeam plugin to ensure your settings are correct.

Turn Page Scaling off

  1. In Revu, click FilePrint .
  2. In the Page Scaling dropdown select None.

Check for scale settings in the printer or plotter driver.

  1. In the program you’re printing from, open the Print window and click the Properties button to see the settings for the printer driver.
  2. Check the settings in your printer driver for a Scale or Shrink to Fit option.
  3. If Shrink to Fit is enabled, disable it so that the printer will be full scale. The layout of printer drivers vary, so the setting may have a different name or might be located somewhere else in the driver dialog.

Adjust Plot Scale when using the plugin for AutoCAD

  1. In AutoCAD, go to the Output tab.
  2. In the Bluebeam section, click Change Settings
  3. Select Custom or Global from the list to enable these settings.
  4. Select the appropriate Paper Size.
  5. In the Plot Scale section, in the Scale dropdown, select 1:1.
If Native (AutoCAD) is selected in the Page Setup list, Bluebeam uses the settings from AutoCAD’s Page Setup options.

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