Site plan scale question

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Bill M
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Site plan scale question
SoftPlan Version:
2014 Plus

I must say I like the improvements to developing site plans in SP 2014. Since I was using v13 the improvements may have come sooner.  It is a much easier process (to me) than ever before.  I have a question about placing the site plan on the title block with the floor plan.  I would like to include it on a 24x36 page in the extra space I have on this page.  I want to scale the site plan in 1":40'.  The main page is quarter inch scale.  Thanks.

Bill Wimberley
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Multi-Drawing or Plan Sets

Bill, are you wanting to put the site plan on a Multi-Drawing or a Plan Set?

If you are using Plan Sets then the page itself doesn't have a scale. It has a paper size. You place drawings on the paper and set their scales. So for your site plan you would simply drag the site plan onto the page then edit it and select the 1"=40' scale.

If you are using Multi-Drawings then you add the site to the Multi-Drawing and reference the Multi-Drawing Scale Information table to determine the scale factor to use for the site. Since you said you are printing at 1/4" you would reference the first table. The scale factor for 1" = 40' when printing at 1/4" scale is 0.1.

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Bill M
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Bill I am using multi

Bill I am using multi-drawings.  I wondered about that MD scale information page but never totally understood it.  The .1 would be entered in the scale on the MD dialog box?  I reduce my roof aerial prior to putting it on the page.  Using this method I shouldn't have to do that it appears.

 

Thanks for the explanation.

Bill Wimberley
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Scale

Yes, you would enter the .1 as the scale for the site plan.

There is no need to use "Adjust Size" to change the size of a drawing for different scales. Just leave it at full size and set the print scale for the drawing in the Multi-Drawing or Plan Set. For instance if you are using Multi-Drawings and printing at 1/4" scale and you want to insert a drawing that you want to print at 1/8" scale then you would set the scale for that drawing to .5 (1/2 of 1/4). If using Plan Sets you simply select whatever scale you want the drawing to print at. No scaling or factoring needed.

Bill M
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Thanks again Bill.  Worked

Thanks again Bill.  Worked great and I did use the full size roof and reduced to 1/8" scale using this method.  Very handy.