Line widths


  • Line widths

    Posted by rob gibson on February 6, 2023 at 4:32 am

    does anyone know how the line width setting relates to the page scale?

    say i have a plan set at 1:100 scale……..and the line width at 1.00

    how wide is that line?

    have set up some really fat lines and then tried to measure but have a feeling its related to pixels

    are pixels scaled?

    Troy DeGroot replied 1 year, 3 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • David Cutler

    February 6, 2023 at 5:55 am
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    That’s a good question @robgib0 that I haven’t heard discussed before. Have you tried drawing a series of lines of various weights and then using a measurement tool to see how they scale?

    @Vince has been doing something similar using a “double” line style to create offsets. I’d suggest checking his video on how he is using this tool.

    Keep us posted on what you find.

    • rob gibson

      February 7, 2023 at 6:22 am
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      it was @Vince offset posts that prompted my thinking on this,

      and i did try making some fat lines and measuring….which led to my question re the pixels

  • Vince

    February 6, 2023 at 7:44 am
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    Hi @robgib0

    With some of my custom tools I run into this issue and I’ve found the following adjustment seems to work – if the tool was set with a line width of 3 at 1:50 then it needs to be 1.50 at 1:100 and 0.75 at 1:200.

  • Troy DeGroot

    February 8, 2023 at 12:47 pm
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    The line weights are a reflextion of the pixels which are unfortunetly not going to scale as we wish they would. Just another example where Bluebeam is frustratingly close to being a drafting tool. But not quite there.

    With most markups we have remember we can collect an accurate measurement, but have the visual be a close representation.

    Great question @robgib0

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