I need to design graphics for a billboard in illustrator or indesign.
The billboard is also not square / rectangular, but rather custom polygon shape. The overall dimensions are around 20m x 3m.
I have a survey of the custom polygon shape in Vectorworks (CAD software) as a vector object that i can copy and paste to into Adobe Illustrator / InDesign.
But it always imports the shape at the wrong size.
I also tried to setup a custom document size in InDesign and re-draw the shape, but this did not work either as the largest document size InDesign seemed to allow was around 5m wide.
Any idea how i can get this large custom shape into Adobe Illustrator / InDesign ?
Ive thought of a work around where i just work in Illustrator / InDesign at 1:10th scale, but this seems like an un-nessacery work around, as lots of other people must have designed billboards before and I wondered how they do it ?
The billboard graphics itself are just going to be text and vector shapes, no images / gradients. I would like to work at 1:1 scale just so i can get an idea of the text / graphics size as im developing them.