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Importing PDF Floorplan | Matching Scale

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Hi All,

 

I just imported a plan provided by a builder I'm working with.  Is there a trick to matching scale?  See embedded image:post-7886-0-94436300-1457563468_thumb.png

 

As you can see, The PDF imported is exactly 1/2 the scale that Chief selected.

 

How do I make this kind of adjustment?

 

Kind Regards,

SAA

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That one is easy (because of the math).  I would just use Transform / Replicate and Resize using a factor of 2.   You can also use Point to Point Resize (a 2 step process though...once for horizontal and once for vertical).

 

If the resize factor is more complicated you can also draw a line over a known dimension in the PDF to get a length, divide the known dimension in Chief by the corresponding known dimension in the PDF and use that answer as your resize factor.

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you can either use pt to pt resize with the pdf slected, or open the dbx for the pdf and type in the size. In this case where it is exactly half what you want that works, otherwise pt to pt is easier.

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...You can also use Point to Point Resize (a 2 step process though...once for horizontal and once for vertical)...

 

 

I just realized that this is not altogether true.  If you know the aspect ratio is correct, you only have to do the point to point resize for one dimension.  Its still a 2 step process though... 

 

After the first resize is complete you have to open the PDF and click Reset Original Aspect Ratio.

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when I import the pdf and do the pt to pt, it clips the and zooms in on only a small portion of the pdf. any ideas why?

 

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