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We have our dimension standard setup with a text style with text set to 7pt.

 

When placing dimensions,  the size of the text actually placed on the drawing is related to the print scale currently set in the print setup.  i.e if the print scale is set to 50% the size of the dimension text placed is 14pt.  It varies depending on the current print scale.  If it's set to 100% the text placed is at the correct size.

 

Has anyone come across this issue?  Can't understand why it works like this?

 

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As I understand it your 7pt text will always print at 7pt regardless of what scale your drawing is. If you change your layer scale from 1:25 to 1:50 then the text will look twice as big because the geometry has got smaller, but actually the text will still print at 7pt. It is worth saying that you can chose to scale text objects when you change layer scale by checking the "scale text" box in the layer scale dialogue box.

 

If you decide to print using a sheet layer and viewports, then you can choose to scale your text in the advance properties of the viewport.

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Hi

No, it's nothing to do with the scale of the design or sheet layers.  The dimension text size is being controlled by the scaling in the Printer Setup which is unwanted behaviour.

See attached.

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Just realised that the printer setup scale also affects the placing of text using text styles, and placing hatch patterns.  If the printer scale is set to 50%, they are all double the size.

Be preferable not to have the printer scale affect drawing, but at least we know why the odd behaviour now.  Been annoying us for a long time.

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