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I am new to OG, I use it heavily for flowcharting and loads of diagrams, and I am very happy with OG, a diamond product.

I have a requirement to produce some scale drawings (representations) of roof areas for solar thermal and solar PV plans - for planning permission applications.

Firstly can I do this in OG, if yes, what working method would you suggest to me, to avoid any grief?

A few tips (not an authoritative answer):

Turn on rulers. (in the toolbar or command-R)
The ruler will appear just below the toolbar. On the right there's a drop-down labeled "Ruler scale". Pick something appropriate for your work (1 in = 1 ft maybe?) or type in your own.

Also, check out the Variables stencil -- it includes a couple options for automagically labelling shapes with their dimensions.
Ruler scale appears to be a Pro feature.
Looks like I will be buying Pro. :)

Thanks for the help.

A secondary set of questions,
1) is it possible to keep OG in metric mode?
2) Can I make a stencil with items that are a fixed size (that cannot be changed) - I want to layout fixed size items in a fixed size space.

1) You can define a default template that uses metric ruler units, so, yes.
2) Can't make shapes with locked dimensions or fixed sizes, but we get this request every so often.
"Vroom! Vroom!!"
Webdesign Scaled 1px = 1px wireframe.

For an A4 Portrait paper set a 50%, and a Ruler scale set 1 pt = 1 px, i have to zoom to 200 % to see the exact same resolution 1:1 than my brower.

Is this correct ? Can't i print a 1000 px width wireframe constrained to fit inside the width of an A4 vertical ?

many thanks.

Last edited by laurentsj; 2007-07-21 at 07:01 AM..

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