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Message: The line weight scale in your layout is not the same as in the view being sent to layout.

Reference Number: KB-00923 Last Updated: 12-27-2013 09:26 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


QUESTION

When I try to send a view to ­layout, I keep getting this error message:

"The line weight scale in your layout is not the same as in the view being sent to layout. You should change them to be the same or the resulting line weights will be lighter or heavier than expected. This can be corrected in the Drawing Sheet Setup dialog."

Why is this?


ANSWER

This warning message appears when the Line Weight Scale setting for a view being sent to layout is not the same as the Line Weight Scale setting for the plan file.

Many views in Chief Architect are line-based, and each line in such views has a particular thickness, or Line Weight. We can define Line Weights either by object or by layer, and we do so by typing a number for this value, such as 25.

"25 What?"

If a value of 25 were associated with a dimension line, we would need to know what unit of measurement is being used in order for the dimension to be useful to us. The same holds true for Line Weights. In order to know what a Line Weight of 25 actually means, we need to know the Line Weight Scale.

By default, all Chief Architect plan and layout template files use a Line Weight Scale of 1 = 1/100 mm. 

This means that a Line Weight of 25 results in a line that is 25/100 mm thick.

Select File> Print> Drawing Sheet Setup from the menu to open the Drawing Sheet Setup dialog. The Line Weight Scale is set near the bottom of the dialog.



In order to produce predictable, accurate printed drawings, it is necessary that the Line Weight Scales be identical in both the layout file and in the original view sent from the plan.