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    Default plotting to scale/using view ports/xref-ing borders, need help!!

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    I'd like to start by saying I'm using auto CAD 2007 (full version)

    In a pickle here, here's my situation, I need help!!!! My Boss and I are just beginning auto CAD users, we've been to enough classes to teach us how to draw using auto CAD, but.... unfortunately for us we've started using auto CAD to draw Traffic Control Plans, we're already done drawing the plans for a presentation later today, but...... we do not know how to print these drawings to scale, use the viewport, we do not know how to X-Ref the border into the drawings, or even print them, so far I've had someone give me the Combat version of a plotting tutorial, but I still don't understand how it's done, can someone here on the Forum please help me with this, or at least point me to a website?

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    Hope it helps you out, let us know if not, Alex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper View Post
    Hi All,

    I'd like to start by saying I'm using auto CAD 2007 (full version)

    In a pickle here, here's my situation, I need help!!!! My Boss and I are just beginning auto CAD users, we've been to enough classes to teach us how to draw using auto CAD, but.... unfortunately for us we've started using auto CAD to draw Traffic Control Plans, we're already done drawing the plans for a presentation later today, but...... we do not know how to print these drawings to scale, use the viewport, we do not know how to X-Ref the border into the drawings, or even print them, so far I've had someone give me the Combat version of a plotting tutorial, but I still don't understand how it's done, can someone here on the Forum please help me with this, or at least point me to a website?

    Thank You.
    type XR at the command line to bring up the XREF Attachment Manager. the rest is common sense.

    when in Paperspace (the Layout tabs), go to 'View > Viewports > 1 Viewport' to draw a new viewport on the page. after you size it to what you want, right-click on the edge of the Viewport, open Properties, and under Misc, select the scale you want under "Standard Scale". double-click inside the viewport to pan the drawing to where you want, just DON'T WHEEL MOUSE UP OR DOWN because it knocks it back out of scale.

    voila.

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