How to Change the Page Scale in Visio Without Disturbing the Alignment

Have you ever had issue while copying the diagrams from one scale to a different scale in Visio.  I had many situations where I created the floorplans with lot of texts/legends in it and later client ask me to change page scale. I tried to group all the shapes and then pull/push the corners. No, it going to screw up the plan and alignment.

Here is the simple solution to solve the issue.

Problem: How to Change the Page Scale in Visio Without Disturbing the Alignment ?

Suppose my visio diagram is of 1/8”=1’0” scale. Note the the selected radio option is “Pre-defined scale”

Visio Scaling

 

Now, I want to make it 3/32″=1’0″. If we directly make the scale change, we may face the alignment issue

visio scaling issue

 

So, to address it, copy this to another page and make sure to select “No Scale” as below

Visio Scale issue

You will not find any issue here.

Next step is to copy this No Scale diagram to 3/32″=1’0″ page. Now, you not face any alignment issue.

 

This is helpful when you complated the work and needs to change the scaling later point of time..

 

Hope it helps. If yes, give a like!!!

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2 Responses

  1. Terry says:

    Excellent procedure. Some clarification … Set original dwg. to no scale (1:1), select all and copy original dwg. Go to new blank dwg page that has been already set to new page size AND new scale. Paste copied dwg. The pasted image may be off to a side … zoom out to find. Drag the pasted image into the dwg. page.

  1. May 19, 2018

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