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After updating to 2019, when I choose page size unavailable in page setup, All the paper sizes are weird. ARCH D is 35.5 x 23.19, ARCH C is 23.5 x 17.19, ASME A is 10.5 x 7.69, etc. I have looked around at different xml files trying to see if those values are in there somewhere, no luck. Any idea on where those values come from and why they are off?

 

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The probably come from the margins of the printer you have selected or from the "worst case" options of Any Printer.

 

Try setting for a different printer and see if you get different results.

 

 

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I setup Custom Page sizes with no margins for each size needed. I then set Page Setup to "Any Printer" and choose the custom size I want. I do this so my exported PDF files are created with pages without margins being trimmed off. Mind you, I don't typically print projects directly from Vectorworks. I publish to PDF and print from that if needed. I do this to ensure what I print matches what I send to the client or printing service (PDF).

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1 hour ago, Matt Panzer said:

I setup Custom Page sizes with no margins for each size needed. I then set Page Setup to "Any Printer" and choose the custom size I want. I do this so my exported PDF files are created with pages without margins being trimmed off. Mind you, I don't typically print projects directly from Vectorworks. I publish to PDF and print from that if needed. I do this to ensure what I print matches what I send to the client or printing service (PDF).

^ this is my workflow too. It works well.

 

Kevin

 

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mm. I'm super happy setting up A3 pages that are 407.4mm x 284.3mm.. I've obviously been operating under some false ideas of standard paper sizes.
Hint. Generally (i.e. every other package) paper sizes are set to standards, and margins are subtracted from it based on printer settings. Foolish humans, obviously its best to specify pages by printable areas rather than industry standards. It makes for hilarious conversations when trying to teach others.

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23 hours ago, nick@e8urban said:

mm. I'm super happy setting up A3 pages that are 407.4mm x 284.3mm.. I've obviously been operating under some false ideas of standard paper sizes.
Hint. Generally (i.e. every other package) paper sizes are set to standards, and margins are subtracted from it based on printer settings. Foolish humans, obviously its best to specify pages by printable areas rather than industry standards. It makes for hilarious conversations when trying to teach others.

Hello @nick@e8urban,

 

If I understand correctly, you want to see the actual standard size in the Page Setup dialog and you have no issues with the created page size after closing the Page Setup dialog, as it is created now?

 

Best Regards,

Nikolay Zhelyazkov

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