Printing Vectric Drawing one to one

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Soapyjoe
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Printing Vectric Drawing one to one

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Hi Everybody,

Hope I find you all well.

I have a need to print, fairly accurately. on a bog standard Canon printer a simple Vectric drawing at a one to one scale.

I am making some stencils for an experimental project …. I need to draw a design, print it, cut it out, then paste onto a machined acrylic shape,

Any ideas?

Soapy

Salmon's lair
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Re: Printing Vectric Drawing one to one

Post by Salmon's lair »

Soapy,

You could either buy or make a cnc marker pen or pencil, put this in your router without turning it on and draw directly onto your
paper, they are pretty simple devices and fairly easy to make one yourself.

Paul

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Adrian
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Re: Printing Vectric Drawing one to one

Post by Adrian »

File menu, Export, PDF. Then print from whichever PDF reader you use making sure to select the print options that gives a 100% print.

Soapyjoe
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Re: Printing Vectric Drawing one to one

Post by Soapyjoe »

Thanks Salmon's lair and Adrian

I can now see that both your methods will work.

In this particular case Adrian's PDF method is the most suitable for this application
After a bit a head scratching and a few wasted sheets of paper … printing via PDF will be my way forward.

Thanks to both of you

Soapy

Soapyjoe
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Re: Printing Vectric Drawing one to one

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My adaptation of Adrian's method …

Save drawing of component as a normal Vectric Drawing
Export as PDF
Save again
Open, in my case, Acrobat Reader
Locate PDF file
In Print Options select actual size or you can use "Scale"
Select best orientation
Print

Easy when Knowledge is shared
Thanks once again

Soapy

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