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Old Jun 15, 2015, 08:43 PM
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Programs or ways to Scale up and Print Plans???

Hey i'm just wondering if there is an easy way to scale up and print plans easily all cut up on multiple pages. I want to create a prop and slot F9F-2 Panther with these plans I found but the only way of doing this that I have found is by using visi and going around the plane but that takes hours. these are the plans I want to print.

http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/...her_-_rev1.jpg

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Old Jun 15, 2015, 09:03 PM
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Hey i'm just wondering if there is an easy way to scale up and print plans easily all cut up on multiple pages. I want to create a prop and slot F9F-2 Panther with these plans I found but the only way of doing this that I have found is by using visi and going around the plane but that takes hours. these are the plans I want to print.

http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/...her_-_rev1.jpg

Thanks
You could try this : print the plans on your home printer , take that to FedEx Office and ask them to scan it , scale it up to ??? , and then print it on their large format printer . The last time I did that it cost me about $8 .
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Old Jun 16, 2015, 06:39 AM
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There are a few free programs out there that may help you when manipulating bit map graphics like jpegs.

GIMP is one my neighbor uses ... Give it a try.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIMP_2.6.2
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Old Jun 16, 2015, 07:25 AM
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What about dropping the picture into a page in Word(?) or LibreOffice Write. Drag a corner of the picture to size it to fill the page. Tell it the page size is A3, (or bigger?) turn it into a PDF and take it to the nearest printer with an A3 size printer.

NOTE - if using Write, hold the shift key down while dragging a corner of the picture to keep the aspect ration the same as you drag.
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Old Jun 16, 2015, 07:39 AM
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Somewhere somebody (Dave Reap???) explained how to do this in Sketchup. As I remember you just open the drawing using Skechup, pick any line or draw a line from, for example, wing root to wing tip and enter the required dimension. The program then asks if you want the whole thing resizing.

Sorry that I canít find a link or be more precise but a few minutes searching the Sketchup threads should tell you all you need.

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Old Jun 16, 2015, 08:04 AM
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Old Jun 16, 2015, 08:29 AM
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I use a free program called Tile Print. You can print plans tiled at any size you set.
http://softadvice.informer.com/Tile_Print_Software.html
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Old Jun 16, 2015, 10:56 AM
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FREE Adobe Reader: Scales, tiles and prints PDF's .. Easily.
Lotsa freebie Image to PDF converters about If that' s a stumbling block.
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Old Jun 16, 2015, 12:30 PM
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Hopefully, you have a higher res copy of that as it's a pretty small image, I'm seeing 280x198 - that's not a lot of resolution to work with. It seems to me, if you scale that up, even after converting to .pdf, there will be lots of pixelation. Unless you can convert it to vector somehow, then you're good in a .pdf viewer to print at whatever size.

The other thing to watch out for is that the horizontal stab and fuse look to have slots that are designed to be the thickness of whatever foam this is designed for and if you scale up those slots, they're going to be too big when you go to put the parts together.
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Old Jun 16, 2015, 12:55 PM
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Yea I downloaded a higher res image somewhere but it was a pdf download so there was no way of showing it
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Hey i'm just wondering if there is an easy way to scale up and print plans easily all cut up on multiple pages...
I downloaded that file and it's already a PDF and that's the easy method right there. From tip to tail on the top left view it measures 10.7" and the wing half shown spans 5.8". Give me the final measurement you want for either one of those items and I'll post a tiled PDF for you. The process is simply printing it to a new PDF with Adobe Reader and applying the scale factor at that time.
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Old Jun 16, 2015, 04:17 PM
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Running Linux here.

I have imported pdf files into GIMP.

Go to Image/Guides and create guide lines.

Then go to Image/Guillotine and by running that command, it makes a page per section. You can print pages to fine tune the scale or what ever size you want.
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 06:36 AM
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MS Paint will Resize and Tile your plan.
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Here is an alternative suggestion. I have a projector at work. I project the full sheet plan to the size I want and draw straight onto the material. This allows me to view the project at size before committing to build. Actually, I tend to make dots on corners and join them with a straight edge. Not perfect as projected lines become thicker when enlarged, but works well enough. It is now possible to buy cheap projectors for gaming and home cinema use. Has anyone any experience of these?
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