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07.01.2015, 14:45
The company I'm working for is using AutoCAD 2015. The company does not have a plotter that can plot D-Size (22x34) drawings. We do everything on either A-Size or B-Size and use the company printer to print the drawings on either 8.5x11 or 11x17 paper. We use model space and paper space for all drawings, with graphics in model space and text and dimensions in paper space. We are a water treatment company, so we are developing equipment layout and detail drawings as well as flow diagrams and P&IDs. I'm trying to set up some needed CAD standards and I'm having a hard time with the text size on the drawings. My issue is that since the drawings are limited to A & B size, I often have difficulty fitting text, labels, and dimensions. I don't want to make the text too small that it's not legible. Does anyone else have these drawing size limitations where they work and how do you handle it.Thanks!

John Connor
07.01.2015, 15:13
We have some similar limitations therefore we limit most normal text and dimension text to 3/32" (0.09375).  Labels and some text in the title block may be done at a slightly larger size.  On the other hand we will not go below 0.07 for text height because it can be unreadable for some people who don't have perfect 20/20 eyesight.  I suggested using Braille but no one thought that was a good idea.  LoL