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The boss wanted a PDF plotted, but not at the scale on the page. There's probably a better way to do it, but I did this:

a) insert into AutoCAD as xref

b) scale up to actual size

c) plot with desired scale

Only one problem. The sheet came out blank. The PDF xref looks white on my black Model Space screen, although it looks black on my white preview screen.


The reason I'm posting this is because I found a way to make it work. Instead of plotting to paper, plot to another PDF. That way you'll know if it turns out blank. The only way I could get it to show up was to use the Plot Option

(wait for it)

Plot Transparency


Update: when I rotate the PDF xref before plotting, AutoCAD crashes. One of those mysteries.

Edited by CyberAngel
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I would have just scaled it using the scale function on a photocopier lol. Not a fan of inserting PDFs into drawings due to the problems with them.

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