Ok .... then take a seat.lphilpot wrote:I was just replying to a comment that Clive made, but I'm open. It's 100% OK if you or anyone else wants to educate me.
Yes, Clive was referring to a different way to print a drawing and yes he was talking about Paper_Space (Layout Block). What I explained above to ov10fac belongs ONLY to a print out of the Model_Space. You are asking to use the Paper_Space which means you have also to print out of the Paper_Space.
I think it is understood how it works out of the Model_Space - but what is the difference in using Paper_Space?
Model_Space = printing out of the Model_Space = printing EVERYTHING with the same scale. Inclusive Border! That is the reason why you have to scale a Border 10:1 in the case that you like to print a drawing 1:10.
Paper_Space = printing out of the Paper_Space! Border in 1:1 BUT your Viewports can be scaled. What means you will place a Border in the Paper_Space in 1:1 and you don't need to scale it for a print. Your print will also be in 1:1.
What is a Viewport? The name already explains it. It is a rectangle or square "Window" to your drawing in the Model_Space. You have to place this "Window" always in the Paper_Space and the nice thing is you can chose for each Viewport a separate scale.
Did I already lost you .....
Before I confuse you even more - here an example how the structure is in such a drawing. Switch between Model_Space and Paper_Space to see what I have done ...
Have a look, play around and if you have still questions ...