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Has anyone come across a problem with scale with pdfs converted from vectorworks file? Whether through pdf export command or a pdf conversion software. I am experiencing this problem, the pdf conversions, when scaled comes out smaller. For exmaple, the dimension stringer shows 12'-6", if I scale it, it scales to 12'-0". I checked the print percentage and all is set to 100%. Please let me know if anyone knows how to fix this.

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The default option in Adobe Reader (and I think Preview) is to scale down the "image" to fit the page. There is an option in the print dialog (on Mac at least) to not scale.

This would be the first place I would look.

And don't you have the standard disclaimer to "Do Not Scale Drawing" ;-)

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You have the same options in Windows and as Pat says you should print with the "No Scale" option. If you choose "Fit to Printable Area" then it will scale down the whole sheet to fit within the boundary of the printer limits. For example, if your sheet size is 11x17, it will scale the document to fit in the printable area which is about 10.5 x 16.5 inches.

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