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Printing to scale

If you are going to print the drawings out so that you can stick them to the timber blanks for bandsaw or scroll saw cutting, then the first challenge is to print out the individual elements to size or at scale 1:1.

You can print a selected area of a PDF file to scale if you are using Adobe Acrobat

Open the file in Acrobat and go to Edit - Take a Snapshot click on this (see picture below)  and then draw a box around the area to be printed (See second picture)

Now click on Print.

In the dialogue box make sure Selected Graphic is ticked and that the Page scaling is set to Size  and the radio button is set on Actual size. Now click OK and it should print the highlighted area to size.

Note this will only work for Clocks 1,2,4 and 5 as these have no protection added to the PDF files.

For Clocks 6 and 7 ,8,9,10,11 you need to purchase unlocked PDF file for it to work.

Printing from a DXF file

You may decide that you want to work from the DXF files and print the views to scale from there.

It is possible to do this if you download CAD viewer 7 from here it is a free down load but you do have to register.

Run the software and load the DXF file.

Go to  View - Zoom Window and draw box around the gear required.

Go to  View - Set view name and then enter a name for that view at the bottom of the screen.

Go to Specs - Units and fill in the box's as per this image

Go to Files - Print and fill in  name of the saved view to be printed and the scale factor as shown