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Hello,

I was curious as to what is the best practice to create two different final plan sizes from one drawing? I have never had to provide two different sizes of the same file for review. I need to print/plot for review two sets at a normal size (Arch D) but also need to provide a smaller copy of the plans at 8.5 x 11 or 14.

I can't just scale down the larger pdf and have the correct scale showing on the smaller size prints viewports?

Do I just duplicate the different sheet layers and adjust the page size and viewports for the new "smaller" size?

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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In my own workflow I create larger drawings sized for ANSI D (22x34) which scales at 50% to 11x17. This is pretty common in the event and exhibit world.

KM

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I generally use a similar procedure, but I do it via PDF. I always make sure that there is a "Scale Disclaimer" clearly shown along with a Scale Bar for verification.

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As Peter says the scaling happens at printing or PDFing. I actually only create a single size sheet in VW (ANSI D). Scale labels and scale bars are essential as is making sure your fonts are big enough to be read at the smaller size.

KM

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I had thought about scaling the pdf 50% as you have stated, but the review checklist states "to scale" for both large and small, so I'm not sure a "Scale Disclaimer" would work.

Plot Plan - 3 scaled copies are included with metes and bounds

a. 2 large-format sets to scale with current and proposed structures shown with clear and legible dimensions

b. 1 small-format to scale with current and proposed structures shown with clear and legible dimensions (8 ? x 11, 8 ? x 14, or 11 x 17)

Floor Plans ? 3 scaled copies are included with applicable technical data

a. 2 large-format sets to scale with clear and legible room labels and dimensions

b. 1 small-format to scale with clear and legible room labels and dimensions (8 ? x 11, 8 ? x 14, or 11 x 17)

So what type solution can I use to create the smaller set scaled correctly. Create a copy of the .vwx file change the page size and adjust the viewports which would adjust the scale and dimensions?

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I think I'd still be tempted to do what the others have suggested but, for the small sets, get into the annotation space(s) and just paste a "fake" drawing name over the "smart" one with the "correct" scale for the smaller set(s)

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