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Export DWG file for CA site plan

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When I export and open (site plan) in dwg viewer all looks fine, BUT all dimensions are in small increments, like it should be 191'-4" but in dwg viewer its says 6 9/16".Is this normal and an experienced CAD person can correct in AutoCAD? I get dwg's from others and they are to scale when I open in CA.

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Sounds like you exported the views from a layout page ( which is scaled to the intended paper size instead of 1' = 1' when you export from a plan view). Please do not do that.

 

DJP

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DJP,

 I was in plan view when exporting, I have attached file. Site plan in cad detail. Scale of site plan is 1/4 = 1' when I send it to layout. I need dwg file for civil engineer, he has it and says he will work it as is BUT I want to know why I can't get accurate scale when exporting in dwg.

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If you are exporting from plan view, then the site plan HAS to be 1 to 1. You cant have a 1/4" plan while in plan view. 

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Then the problem must be on the import end. I have never experienced this issue. 

 

Make sure the import is into model space and not paper space?

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Original plan was ver 10. I have since added 24,000 sq ft to this project design and build. When I import file I exported back into CA it is to scale. All is well, civil engineer can get it to scale just like we can in CA. Thanks DJP and Joey.

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DWG viewer is in model mode too.

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