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CopierScale, Enlarge/Reduce plans on a copier without the headhache
The only purpose of this little tool is to compute the steps necessary to enlarge/redure a paper using a copier and it's limited zoom range. For the ones as impaired as myself in mental arithmetic.
A single executable that run under Windows, no installation or documentation. Sorry, but this little program was intended primarily for my private usage. I simply hope it will be useful to others.
CopierScale is Freeware program.
Consider them as the documentation and print them if you wish.
You want to reduce a document 6 times, using a copier with a 25%-400% zoom range. This can be done in two steps; first, reduce your document by 25%, then take the result and reduce it again by 67%. The program indicate that there will be a small amount of error, because the real zoom value should have been 66.666672% and not 67%, but copiers are not THAT smart.
Another example, you have 1/72 plans, and want to enlarge then to 1/35 scale. This time, the copier you have access have a limited 50%-200% zoom range. Two steps are necessary again, first enlarge by 200%, and then take the output result and enlarge it to 103%.
And a last example. You figured that a length on your document is 0.12 times the real length. If you want that at scale 1/35, then reduce first to 25%, then to 95%.
That's all. I hope you'll find this little tool useful.