adze_cnc wrote:You're not the first to ask to print to scale in these boards. I'm always baffled as to why a program for creating toolpaths to run on cutting machines should be used to do something that a CAD or design program, such as AutoCAD or Illustrator, is more suited to do.
Because V-Carve is a great little program for drawing vectors. Personally, I sketch up a lot of vector drawings for a local metalworker, which he then either cuts on his CNC plasma table or sends off to be water-jet cut. Some of it is mundane stuff (not artsy), like copying exhaust flanges. I turn to V-carve because I know it, and can get the job done fast.
Sometimes it is nice to print out the vector to give it the 'ol Mark I eyeball test, which can be a pain to do. I'm going to have to try your paper size trick on 8.5.