Pagination. . . It’s a plotting thing!

Before trying to solve your pagination conundrum, the first thing to remember when plotting is that a Plot Scale of 1:1000 equates to 1mm = 1m

The second thing to know is the usable space on a drawing sheet.  This is the available ‘Real Estate’ for the plot, excluding any margins, titles, notes, etc, and for this exercise will be referred to as the Plot Size.

To get the Pagination length, you then use;

  • ((Plot Scale / 1000) x Plot Size)

A typical A3 drawing sheet has ~300mm of plotting space.  So for a 1:200 plot you get;

  • ((200 / 1000) x 300) = Chainage Length: 60

Which gives you 60m of longsection per sheet.

To setup Staggered Datum’s – Using Staggered Datums

To solve Drawing Register errors – Understanding Drawing Register Errors