Mark Bell wrote:Hi Matt,
You can save the drawings to a PDF, then the end user can print them out at whatever paper size their printer supports. Alternatively, if you set the drawings up in MSP, (at 1:1 actual size), the Setup for printing allows you to output from actual size to another size, even if you don't have that specific printer/plotter, ie. place your original A1 (whatever the US equivalent is), then output to A3 or A4 size using Check Print - this can be to PDF or directly to a printer.
If the contractor wants to print the full size set at a reduced paper size (most likely to save printing costs), either they will have to accept the reducing scaling including text size etc. or you will have to redo every sheet using the smaller sheet size, which will probably increase the number of drawings in the total set.
Thank you for responding Mark! This is what I was looking for. I have never tried to use MSP before, I will try to find a tutorial on that. I already save plot files to .PDF files, but as you know the file will only print to scale as the file was was saved. Any "shrink to fit" paper sizes will throw off the scale. If I can create a reduced scale .PDF (like 1/8"=1'-0") from the same drawing using MSP that would be very helpful. Any pointers to get started on this would be appreciated. Thanks again!