Print at Jun 1, 2020, 5:09:13 PM

Posted by gabeblack at Oct 23, 2019, 5:34:57 AM
Re: Print to Scale to PDF without Pagination
Figured out how to do it. It is a bit awkward, but here it goes.

First you need to create a page layout with the dimensions you need.

Step 1: Create a new page layout with your custom dimensions

So for example to create a sheet that is 25" x 25".

1. Go to Control Panel -> Devices and Printers
2. Highlight Microsoft XPS Document Writer
3. Select "Print Server Properties" on the window ribbon menu
4. Check the box "Create a new Form" and then fill out the form with the page layout name you want to give it and the dimensions of the paper. (I called mine "FloorPlan")

Step 2: Print your floorplan (you will discard the output file)

After you have created your custom page layout, then you need to go to SweetHome3D and print your floor plan selecting the "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" as the printer. Go ahead and print it (it will create a file). Your new page layout may not be an option, but that doesn't matter, this step was simply to get SweetHome3D to select page layouts from the Microsoft XPS Document Writer options.

Step 3: Select your new floorplan layout!

In SweetHome3d, go to File -> Page Setup -> Page Format -> Paper. Select your new custom page layout.

Now you should be able to do File -> Print to PDF... and it will use your custom page layout. Woot!