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Having plans scaled up/down?
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:49:01 AM »

Good morning all,


 I'm just doing some research into a future build and I wondered if there is anyone or anywhere that I can have a set of plans scaled up or down. For example, if my plans were 1/48th but I require 1/32nd, can somebody do that for me?
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 11:38:16 AM »

Try your local Staples or a copy shop.


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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 12:33:50 PM »

Would they be able to do this? I know that 1/48th to 1/32nd is x1.5, however really it is just the vessel lines and frames I need to alter.

 Do I just tell them to x by 1.5?
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 12:48:13 PM »

If some of the lines and frames are not on the same axis, you need to check the copy to see that the paper has not stretched noticeably in one direction. You can do this by glueing on a square of graph paper to the original and then measure each axis of the square on the copy to see if they are the same.
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 12:50:44 PM »

Thank you for that, very helpful indeed.

 As regards to the question, what do I ask for when I go to the copy shop? (I know it seems a silly question, but I want to get it right).
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 12:55:09 PM »

It is not a silly question, but I don't trust my maths to answer :embarrassed: , sorry.
I am sure someone will confirm for you very soon  :-)
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 01:00:25 PM »

Do I just tell them to x by 1.5?
Yes - or "150%" cos that's wot the machine's display will say...
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 01:02:34 PM »

Yes - or "150%" cos that's wot the machine's display will say...
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 Great, thanks for your help with this Mayhemers! This will be my first foray into plank on frame and I'm hoping I've chosen a decent project as a first plank on frame build.
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 04:44:24 PM »

We have a problem! The 2 stores I managed to find today both said the same thing: "We can only alter the paper size and not the drawing".

 The plans are already in A0 size and at 1/48th. What I want is the same size, but in 1/32nd ... any suggestions folks? or is this going to be a suck it up and resize each frame by hand?
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 05:01:40 PM »

You'll need to have it scanned and saved as a vector-image file or a bitmap. The former is better as it can then be rescaled easily and accurately. Most CAD software will handle .DXF or .DWG files. Many of the members here have CAD software and the going rate for rescaling is a donation to the RNLI.
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2016, 05:20:01 PM »

Just enlarge it on a photocopier, set at 150%.

If the original plan occupies a full A0 sheet, now it will need to be on more than one sheet.

A Office Store (Staples) can enlarge it. Most can actually enlarge it and put on larger paper if You wish.

I usually get Staples to enlarge it and put on banner / poster paper. I can then cut down the sheet if I want to.
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2016, 05:32:48 PM »

A scale of a single paper size (A1 to A0, or A3 to A2) should be 141%. by jumping 2 sizes you get 200%
It does sound like they dont really know how to operate their copier , but for enlarging an A0 drawing you would need to scan it into the copier in 3 parts. a lot of copy shops cant go bigger than A0 output.
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2016, 07:36:56 PM »

Thanks for the info folks, it is certainly kindly appreciated. I will endeavour to find someone who knows what the machinery they operate is capable of!

 A0 is probably too small, so poster/banner sheet is probably more viable.
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2016, 12:33:00 AM »

Consider the size of your desk/wall. Don't worry too much about trying to get it onto one sheet. 3xA0 might be easier to handle, than having it all on one sheet (albeit cut down).
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Re: Having plans scaled up/down?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2016, 11:38:00 AM »

Just a note to say thanks for the advice folks. I've managed to get it sorted and have the plans re-printed at 1/32 on A0 size sheets.  :-))
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