MichaelaS

LAYOUT SET - PAGE SIZE ISSUES

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I've created my layout templates, according to their sizes. Within the template everything looks great - everything fits within the sheet margins, the page size aligns with what I've titled each template to be, etc. However, when I go to send my drawing to my prefered layout the 'Drawing Sheet Setup' drawing sheet size is a different size. So when I change the setup sheet size to what I want then my entire layout is far too large and I need to scale everything back down. (the blue outline in the image below is my page outline 18x24)

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@MichaelaS I have some possible solutions but it would all just be guesses, please post your .plan and .layout file so we can take a quick look

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@michaelas Wherever you save your working files you can simply load those up here the way you loaded the dwg's. If need be chief architect has the ability to zip your .plan file with the Backup Entire Plan tool located under your file menu with the .plan file open in CA.

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If It is more than 25 MB when zipped you can share a link to your cloud account here.

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9 minutes ago, MichaelaS said:

Anytime I try it says that the upload has failed.

 

Also be sure the plan or layout files are not open in Chief when uploading.  If you need to go the cloud account route you might as well do the file backup from layout and then you can include the .plan and .layout files together in the same zip file.

 

From your original screen shot it seems to be ok, other than your margins are not set correctly, seen by the blue line, and your plan view is a little small for the paper size you have selected.  Maybe a few more details of what you are scaling down would help.

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Start a new plan using the same template. Draw 4 walls and send that to layout.

 

If you have the same problem, save that new plan, close Chief and upload it and the .layout file.

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It looks to me like all your setup was just accidentally done with the wrong page size in layout.  You'll likely just need to adjust you title block and various page info. using Transform /Replicate or similar.

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On 3/26/2020 at 9:06 AM, MichaelaS said:

I've created my layout templates, according to their sizes. Within the template everything looks great - everything fits within the sheet margins, the page size aligns with what I've titled each template to be, etc. However, when I go to send my drawing to my prefered layout the 'Drawing Sheet Setup' drawing sheet size is a different size. So when I change the setup sheet size to what I want then my entire layout is far too large and I need to scale everything back down. (the blue outline in the image below is my page outline 18x24)

drawing sheet size.JPG

 

Making some assumptions here ...but if you have made a Template for each different size ie 11x17, 12x24, 24x36. 30x42 etc ????  then switching the Drawing Sheet Setup size does not automatically switch the Layout File used to the correctly sized one you made ......When you send to layout it simply opens the Layout specified in your Preferences under General>New Plans .

 

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Currently that appears to be a 46 x 61" page size in your Image above?  ( I've never encounter that size personally ) and the Print Margins look all wrong ,especially the Top and Bottom Settings of 705mm and 940 mm , that is  27 3/4" and 37" respectively or nearly 65" ? which seems wrong to me.....

 

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M.

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