MSotero wrote:I'm finding that if I publish a dwg out of PM using whatever translator (even the default which is set to Model Space vs Linked xrefs which is the only other option offered), the file it creates can be opened with any available setting except Model Space. This being true for both PM & AC.
Ig you are not breaking any copyrights/agreements, can you post a zipped DWG here? So we can have a look ...
MSotero wrote:I'd been sticking with the Model Space setting as I thought the in & out needed to match. Although the files open, I'll now need to check them over for scaling and whatever.
Paper Space is PlotMaker's layout - or Master now - so it is in whatever units you use, 1:1. The drawings within it are scaled - linked views, PMKs, or whatever is placed. In AutoCAD it is handled by the VPSCALE (or similar, long time since I forgot the variables ...) and you should have either all the placed drawings placed as blocks in ModelSpace OR, if you work with the XRef option, one empty PaperSpace with XRef links to the single DWG files. So that was your problem, probably.
MSotero wrote:Its odd that when saving out of AC this is not an issue. Interestedly AC offers an additional import option than PM as well.
So I'm not sure if everything is figured out yet, but at least it'll open.
No, it is logical - ArchiCAD does not have PaperSpace output, as it is not intended for layouting. You can, however, OPEN a DWG with the PaperSpace option, which is extremely useful, as people are working around AutoCAD's inability to size the scale dependent elements like dimensions and text by doing them in PaperSpace. The additional option is just that - your drawing as it will be plotted/printed. WHen you are opening it, set the units to the paper sise units, AND set the ArchiCAD scale at 1:1 if you want the sheet of the proper size.
TIP: This is the best way to convert a PaperSpace AutoCAD drawing into ModelSpace only AutoCAD drawing