LibreCAD Tips and Techniques

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Printing a Drawing to Positioned and to Scale with a Border

  1. Draw the border.
    1. The border has to be centered within the finished page, or this will not work.
    2. For my current small page, I am using a 10" x 7.5" border, which is half an inch within a US "letter size" page.
    3. There must be nothing outside the border, or LibreCAD will use it to center the page, rather than the border.
  2. Select print preview. This will produce a preview centered to the page, and scaled so that the border is as large as possible.
  3. Set the scale and check "fixed."
  4. Press the center button. This positions the drawing, and may also apply the scale factor.
  5. Print.

Saving the border as a block may be useful (I haven't tried it) for producing multiple pages with a uniform format.

Command Aliases

You may also define your command aliases by changing the alias configuration file and restart LibreCAD:


  • C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\LibreCAD\librecad.alias


  • $HOME/Library/Application Support/LibreCAD/librecad.alias


  • $HOME/.local/share/data/LibreCAD/librecad.alias