Line weight scaling affects both line weights and line styles, and can be particularly noticeable with dashed line styles.
While older versions of Chief Architect cannot export to PDF files, you can quickly configure your computer to print to PDF files by installing a PDF Printer driver.
In this article we will learn how to define your page so that it is ready to print.
Architectural sizes are usually preferred by North American architects because the aspect ratios (4:3 and 3:2) are ratios of small integers, unlike their ANSI counterparts.
Import pdf files into the newer versions of Chief architect by clicking File> Import> Pdf. Import into older versions by first converting it to an image.
The Fit to Paper setting prints the view on one page. The program uses whatever scale is necessary to fit the plan on one page.
Create a PDF by installing a PDF print driver then using the Print dialog set the PDF print driver as your printer and then print your PDF document.
A check plot is a test print that allows you to print at a reduced scale on smaller, less expensive paper so you can check that the drawing will print as expected.
Produce grey scale drawings by setting your printer to print in grey scale and setting Chief Architect to print in color.
When the Print dialog is opened, the Drawing Scale is already set and is displayed as a reference only. The print scale can be modified in the Page Setup dialog.
Printing issues can generally be resolved by specifying a default printer, using the Clear Printer info tool, or creating pdf, and then printing the pdf.
Line weights affect how your plans print. Here we will show you how to control the scaling of line weights to produce the image quality that you need.