RayHari wrote:I made some drawings of parts in vcarve pro 8.5 and wanted to get them printed to scale. vcarve pro's printing functionality is a joke.
If you think Windows' printing functionality (used by VCarve) is a joke try AutoCAD's---you'll go comatose with laughter.
But I found a work around that will give me a pdf document that can be printed and it will be 1:1 scale. The procedure is as follows.
How about this, I think, simpler one (I use version 8.5 of VCarve):
1. Print as normal using "Adobe PDF" as your output device
2. Under its Properties (see attached image "custom paper size.GIF") find "Adobe PDF Page Size"
3a. Click Add to create a page size that is your material size (I have 96 x 48, 48 x 24, etc. as standard sizes)
3b. If you have an existing custom size that matches your material choose that
4. Print PDF file as per normal
You now have a PDF file sized to your material wtih you artwork at 1:1 scale. (See attached image "PDF properties.GIF")