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Is there a way to save and print a specific area (extract)of a drawing using a diferent scale?

For example suppose i would like to print a part of a big drawing on a letter format without having to change all the layers scale and printing area?

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If you are on a Mac, just do a Page Setup to a letter size paper (we do this to either our LaserWriter or our HP plotter). In the Page Setup dialog, just choose a scale percentage and click "O.K.". The grey page boundry will now show the area to be printed at the chosen scale. You can now use the page move tool to move the grey boundry around the area you want to print. After printing, you can "undo" or "revert" to to put the moved page back to where it was before, or do a "save as" if you want to keep this page setup for a future print.

If you are unclear as to what percentage to choose to get a particular scale, you can use the "paper scale" window in the Layer Scale dialog box to see relative paper scales at different drawing scales to determine a percentage.

Hope this helps.

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Originally posted by PeterT:

If you are on a Mac, just do a Page Setup to a letter size paper (we do this to either our LaserWriter or our HP plotter). In the Page Setup dialog, just choose a scale percentage and click "O.K.". The grey page boundry will now show the area to be printed at the chosen scale. You can now use the page move tool to move the grey boundry around the area you want to print. After printing, you can "undo" or "revert" to to put the moved page back to where it was before, or do a "save as" if you want to keep this page setup for a future print.

If you are unclear as to what percentage to choose to get a particular scale, you can use the "paper scale" window in the Layer Scale dialog box to see relative paper scales at different drawing scales to determine a percentage.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the answer but this is not what i really mean... Suppose that you have a big drawing (A1 sheet for example) and that you wanna save many smaller extract of that plan for printing them later I don't want to set my sheet scale and printing area every time i will have to print those extract. I know that autocad have this kind of function called dynamique vier or extract view i'm not really sure...

Anyway i don't think Vector Work offer that possibility.... Thanks again

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Unfortunately at this time the only way to achieve what you are looking for is to copy and paste a section into a new layer and change the scale, then print that layer. That layer will not update with the original layer either. We are looking into this for our next shipping release of VectorWorks.

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