First make sure your sheet scale is the same as your drawing view scale. Click on one of the drawing views to see what the scale is set to. Right click on the sheet (not on a drawing view) and select properties and make sure the scale is the same as the drawing view.
When you go to save it as a dwg click the options box on the bottom left before hitting save.
Check the enable box under Scale Output 1:1.
Try saving the dwg file again to see if it helps.
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This is true if your part fits your sheet.
If you have a part that is 20 inches long and you are putting it on a "C" size sheet this is correct.
However, if your part is large and you have to make your view scale other than 1:1 then you may need to us the "View Scale".
As an example, my company prints everything on standard "A" size sheets and our sheet format and template are for 8.5 x 11" sheets.
If I put this same 20" part in my sheet, I have to shrink it down.
If I make it 4:1 scale to fit on my sheet, and just print it out, the print will look fine but if I send this to the machinist it will show the part as the as 20" X 4 = 80" long (I think I got this correct - it may be it divides by 4 and makes it 5" (don't remember for sure)) , because it will try to scale it back up and the translations don't work correctly.
In my case, I always us View Scale to make it come out correct on the print and for the machinist.