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  1. Thanks for the note. I'm willing to try, it's a very small area so hopefully I can work around issues. How can I manually size it?
  2. Hi All, I'm working on an imported .pdf and some of the electrical symbols I'm using are way too large. Is there a way to make them smaller- mainly the flush mount/ bare bulb. Thanks.
  3. David- I could be remembering incorrectly, but normally the plans I receive are 1/4" scale. And when I compare the measuring tool results to what is printed on the plans, they match. I'm pretty sure I haven't gotten a 1:1 scale .pdf. I've attached the .pdf. Ultimately, the trick of making the CAD square worked great. The only issue is resizing the .pdf isn't in real time, so I have to estimate the size, let go of the mouse and then it'll snap to the new size. Then the fine tuning takes some doing, but still ended up being pretty quick. SD2.1 FLOOR PLANS.pdf.pdf.pdf
  4. Yes, the article David linked was helpful. Basically, if I get a .pdf that's 1/4" scale and import it into a layout, any measurements I do with any tool matches with what is written on the page. So if a wall is already noted at 10' and I use the tape measure tool, I also get 10'. The led me to believe (possibly incorrectly) that the tape measure tool is set to measure on 1/4" scale. And when I get a .pdf that's in a different scale, the tape measure tool does not line up with what's written. So when I'm laying out locations of recessed lights, for example, I need the scale measurement to match so that the electrician installs them in the correct places. If I'm laying out based on 1/4" and the electrician is using 3/16", I'll have an angry customer. The issue with the article is that it seems like a tedious fix, I have to trace over everything. I was hoping that if the tape measure tool seemingly is set for 1/4" scale, it would be easy to change that 3/16" scale. I did get a suggestion from a friend to create a CAD box to match the known size over the room I'm working on, then resize the .pdf to match the box. That actually worked out pretty well. It might be off by a foot, but on a 40' room it's close enough. It's quicker than tracing over but slower than what I hope would be a couple of clicks to change the measurements to deal with a different scale. Thanks again for your help.
  5. I'm looking to put light locations in the ceiling. So if I want to go 16" off the wall, for example, it should be measured based on 3/16", so that everyone working off the plan gets the same result.
  6. I'm using either the tape measure or dimension tools. When using those, the distances do not match up with what is already written on the plans. Thanks for the quick post.
  7. litelineinc

    Changing Scale

    Hi All, I've searched as much as I could and couldn't find the answer, hence the post. I imported a .pdf that's 3/16" scale, but it looks like the default measuring tool is 1/4". How can I change the measuring tool to measure to 3/16" (or other)? I'm using Home Designer Pro 2018 Thanks, Tal
  8. Thanks for help, I'll try that out.
  9. I tried searching the forum with all the different ways I could think of to word this, but nothing came up. If I wanted to illuminate a wall with recessed lights, is there a way to plug in that I want a certain number of lights on a selected wall, each being the same distance from the wall and have CA automatically plug them in? For example, I'd select a hallway wall, then say that along this wall I want 5 recessed lights at 16" out? This will save a lot of time compared to tape measuring the wall, doing the math, then manually plotting each fixture. Thanks!