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#1 Jason Fischer

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 02:24 PM

I'm having an issue importing a DWG file (a site plan from an engineer) - when it imports, it is not to scale.  I'm assuming it is not a softplan issue and maybe something with the DWG but wanted to check if anyone has run into this.



#2 Rick Kingsbury

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 03:24 PM

If I remember correctly you have to scale it x12.


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#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:47 PM

Maybe even more than that. As far as I remember, in Autocad, you set a scale, and Softplan is actual size. So if the AutoCad Site Plan drawing is 1:200 then you would multiply it by 200 to get it to 1:1 etc.


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#4 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:27 AM

I've had both cases that I received them and had nothing to do and other times have to adjust. Depends on the set-up from the original sender.
I always use the "Adjust Size" function with the snap activated and select a distance on a line I know the dimension of and that works pretty well.

#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:47 AM

When you say "Not to Scale", I assume you mean not to a recognizable scale? Once you find out the multiplier it should be correct. As Yvon said, find the biggest known dimension you can, and use adjust size.


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#6 Martin Livingston

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 06:03 PM

If the DWG drawing units are set to "architectural - inches" it should come in scaled correctly every time. Unless of course your Softplan drawings are in metric..


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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:18 PM

A surveyor sent me one not to scale and when I called he said he would send it at a 40 scale, which worked out correct



#8 Jason Fischer

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:56 PM

Thanks - it worked at a x12 scale.


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