I am trying to view a Wiring diagram with True scale in a 65-inch display. With the help of view11 add-on file for AutoCAD, I am able to set the drawing to 1:1 scale relative to the display size. But it maintains the scale only in the AutoCAD application. I want to save the drawing as a view-only file while maintaining its true scale. Taking the screenshot will maintain the scale but it will also include all the toolbars and taskbars which I do not want. Is there any alternative method to do this?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because This is the province of draughting [drafting] expertise, and once we're looking at display scale issues with CAD, we're far outside graphic design. Feb 19 '20 at 17:20

There are dozens of CAD viewers available for Windows and Mac OS, and I believe several for Linux too... all will allow view scale control. DWG True View is one published by AutoDesk themselves, and works pretty well for all that.

However, although I'm all about digital content delivery in the AEC field (really, I'm a BIM guy so I'd rather deliver a model any day versus rolls and rolls of drawings) in this case, I'd say the simplest, straight-ahead answer is to correctly plot to scale into printed output - at the required 1:1 scale, and refer to the drawing physically.

Whichever method you choose - good luck to you!


I have no idea. I do not know your add on, but you could try "printing" your selected area as PDF.

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