CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 8715

CAD tip CAD tip # 5255:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Standard paper size formats.

A - answer Standard paper formats are used for printing - the most widely used are the formats A (A0-A10) and B (B0-B10) - and the format line C (envelopes, C0-C10).

The format series "A" (ISO 216, DIN 476, ANSI/ASME Y14.1m-1995) begins on the size A0 with the area of 1m2. The aspect ratio of its sides (height/width) is the square root of 2 (ã2, 1.4141).

The sizes of the "B"-line are geometric mean of the same and the nearest higher format of the A line. The sizes of the "C"-line are geometric mean of the same formats from the A- and B-lines.

The sizes of the A- and B-formats (in mm) are following:

4A01682 x 2378 --
2A01189 x 1682 --
A0841 x 1189 B01000 x 1414
A1594 x 841 B1707 x 1000
A2420 x 594 B2500 x 707
A3297 x 420 B3353 x 500
A4210 x 297 B4250 x 353
A5148 x 210 B5176 x 250
A6105 x 148 B6125 x 176
A774 x 105 B788 x 125
A852 x 74 B862 x 88
A937 x 52 B944 x 62
A1026 x 37 B1031 x 44

Oversize formats:

A1.0594 x 1189
A2.0420 x 1189
A2.1420 x 841
A3.0297 x 1189
A3.1297 x 841
A3.2297 x 594

In drivers, plotter model names, etc, you can find also the US formats:

E864 x 1118
D559 x 864
C432 x 559
B279 x 432
A216 x 279
Letter216 x 279
Legal216 x 356
Ledger279 x 432

100% *  HP,PLT 
31.10.2006    54801×   FAQ  
Prices - CAD eShop:
applies to: * ·

See also:
Tip 13911:How to print all sheets at once from Inventor?
Tip 13773:What is the maximum paper size when plotting from AutoCAD?
Tip 13228:DWG or DXF file exported to/from Fusion 360 has incorrect size (scale, 10x larger/smaller).
Tip 10556:AutoCAD 2015 and 2016 do not allow to select paper size for Designjet T120/T520.
Tip 9998:Automatically rotate drawings plotted from Revit or other software.

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Export 3D VRML scenes from AutoCAD and Inventor
VRMLout More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
Arkance Systems is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.