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Tuxedo3

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Drill template prints too small
« on: February 05, 2017, 01:24:23 PM »
Very weird, each time I print a drill template it is just a bit too small. I measured the enclosure/PCB while in Photoshop and they are correct, but they are definitely not once printed. I have to print the file to a PDF before printing it (I'm at college) any thoughts on this?


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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 02:02:51 PM »
The only thing I can think of is when you are in the print preview make sure the box "actual size" is selected.

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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 03:52:16 PM »
Good thought, it is set to 100%.

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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »
Did you download the PDF and open it in acrobat or did you open/print in your web browser? I have to actually downloaded ad the files to get the to print to the proper scale...

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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 06:22:08 PM »
Which docs are you having trouble with?
I own madbeanpedals (duh). I am part owner of Function F(X).

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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 07:08:45 PM »
Did you download the PDF and open it in acrobat or did you open/print in your web browser? I have to actually downloaded ad the files to get the to print to the proper scale...

My main goal is to make a drill template for a pedal I designed, I've been using the template for a 1590B madbean pedal and kinda adjusted some things. I've done it before and it worked perfect.

Which docs are you having trouble with?

I have been using a 1590B template from one of your pedals but adjusted to fit the PCB I made. I tried printing one right from the site and it still printed odd. I think it might be a printer issue I'm just not sure.

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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 11:00:18 AM »
Are you using Adobe Acrobat Reader to print it or are you using the PDF reader built into your browser?

Try both and see if you get the same results. Like mentioned, make sure no scaling is set.

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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 03:04:28 AM »
There might also be option called "fit to page". Take that off also. :)

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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 07:35:02 PM »
What he said, on "actual size" setting.
I build, and once in a while I might sell, pedals as "Vertigo Effects".

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Re: Drill template prints too small
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 05:59:52 PM »
This has been super helpful guys, thank you so much for the insight.