Setting a scale for a deed

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Setting a scale for a deed

Postby Shelbyw » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:57 pm

I am trying to use Open Office Draw to draw old deed boundaries. I need to set the scale for these drawings to 1" = 2,000 feet. Can someone tell me if this is possible and how to do so?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Setting a scale for a deed

Postby keme » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:42 pm

Menu item OpenOffice - Preferences (shortcut cmd+comma)
Left pane: expand branch OpenOffice Draw and select General
The Scale field: type in 1:24000
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Re: Setting a scale for a deed

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:54 pm

Be aware also that the maximum page size in Draw is 300 x 300 cm (just under 120 x 120 inches)
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Re: Setting a scale for a deed

Postby Shelbyw » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:14 pm

I will try that. Thank you so much!
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Re: Setting a scale for a deed

Postby keme » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:00 am

If you are going to do this a lot, other tools may be better. (You get measurement "as the crow flies", but automatic calculations of e.g. land area and road/border length cannot be easily achieved with Draw).
  • The CAD package "Fusion 360" is free for personal use (hobbyists and small businesses).
    There is a learning curve...
  • A map for the piece of land you are documenting/assessing may be available from CADmapper,
    ready to import into any CAD application.
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