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I'm plotting drawings from Autocad to a .pdf. When I open the .pdf to use the measuring tool, everything is off by 1.41218 if the "Preferences" are set to "Use Scale and Units from Document". If I disable the "Use Scale and Units from Document" box and set the scale ratio manually, I get the correct measurement.

What setting do I need to adjust in when plotting, so that when a client opens the .pdf, it will give them the correct dimensions without them having to make scale adjustments?

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