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Help with Dimension styles & scale in paper space!!

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03-14-2013 04:54 AM

My setup with drawings has title blocks, dimensions, etc in paper space.


I always have it setup to match the scale of the viewport so it measures correctly.


The last couple of projects, I can't get the dimensions to scale properly, it ends up measure 1 - 1, instead of 30 or 40, however the scale I set.


I try to change it in the format dimension style, not luck.  It seems all my settings in the drawing are correct.


Any suggestions?

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Re: Help with Dimension styles & scale in paper space!!

03-14-2013 09:15 AM in reply to: draftingjenny

It sounds like you are dimensioning in paperspace. There's a system variable that affects whether it reads the paperspace or the modelspace points, but it escapes me at the moment..

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:
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Re: Help with Dimension styles & scale in paper space!!

03-18-2013 06:59 AM in reply to: draftingjenny

Make sure the DIMASSOC system variable is set to 2 and you are in fact snapping to model space entities.

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Re: Help with Dimension styles & scale in paper space!!

03-19-2013 06:14 AM in reply to: draftingjenny

Check out DIMLFAC, which stands for something like "Dimension Line Factor".

Type "DIM" to start the Dimension command.

An option will be offered where you type "V" for "View" and you select the Viewport you'll be dimensioning.

You can type "DIMFLAC" first, but unfortunately, "V" won't be offered.

So, type "DIM" first.

With this command, it is easy to have many Viewports, each with its own scale.

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