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I need a 30x42 paper size. How do I change the size of my current 24x36 layout? Or how do I create a new layout that is 30x24?

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Robert's answer will get the sheet size you want, but the borders are a different issue.  I have several sets of borders in the same layout.  Each set of borders is on specific layer(s) - naturally on page 0.  I have a layer set for each sheet size that displays just that border set.

 

It's fairly easy to create a new set of borders on page 0

  1. Marque select everything on page 0
  2. Copy/Paste Hold Position
  3. Edit the Layer to "Arch E - 30x42"
  4. Turn off the display of all other layers
  5. Set the Sheet Size as Robert suggested
  6. Edit the Border to fit the new sheet size.

You can create borders and layer sets for all the different sheet sizes and quickly switch between them simply by changing the Layer Set and Sheet Size.  You may need to "Center the Sheet" but otherwise it's pretty simple.

 

ps:  I have each sheet size border aligned to the same point at the top-right corner.  This keeps my title block that is along the right side of my layouts in the same positions.

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Guys,

I'm Experiencing a brain fade. My layout is good to go ARCH D but I want to print or PDF to 8.5 x 11 and print that PDF to 11 x 17 or ARCH D is desired. What are the setting when I go to print? I used to say FIT to Page but I have come to understand that means it is no longer scaled properly. What am I missing?

 

Thanks

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I don't understand what you're trying to accomplish. Do you want to print an ARCH D sheet to 8-1/2 x 11, then upscale that 8-1/2 x 11 to 11x17 or ARCH D? Why not print in ARCH D, then use a PDF program (like Adobe Acrobat Reader) that allows printing to a Custom Scale to reduce to your desired sheet size?

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Of course, unless you have a graphic scale on the drawing, reducing an ARCH D drawing to either of these other formats is useless (but so is upscaling a letter-sized document to tabloid or ARCH D). But, maybe I'm not understanding your intent.

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