Can anyone help with really silly fundemental drawing stuff.
Google has not been my friend and overall cannot belive how many of the smaller things I have forgotten.
My first immideiate issue is text and dimesnioning on view port.
If I dimesion in a viewport, these dims appear on other view ports (referencing info at different scales) I thought I can write text and dimesion specific to view port even if infromation repeated around sheet.
Seconly, if i have the above situation of my detail at 1:10 then more at 1:5/1:2, I want the hatch scale to be uniform in all viewports. What is the setting (so if hat5ch lines 2mm apart in 1:10 then I want them 2mm apart in the 1:2 as well.
I know this is really novice stuff. I used to manage FlexM Licenses and administer this program as well as training. Need to get it all back ASAP.
Are you talking about annotative text, hatch and dimensions? Set the annotative scale you want at the bottom of your workspace. Make sure that it matches the viewport you want it to show in. I turn off the feature to automatically add scales to annotative objects. This way my dimensions, text and hatches only have the scale I desire attached to them.
In paperspace, create you different viewports and scale them to the desired scale which also matches your scales you set for the different objects in Modelspace. I turn the button at the bottom to "show annotative objects with current scale only."
You should have only your hatch, text and dimensions for each viewport displayed and not every single scale showing in every single viewport.
You can add and remove scales in properties for each individual annotative object it you forget to switch the annotative scale in Modelspace before drawing your dimension, text or hatch.
P.S. I set ltscale to 1 and let the annotative feature control that with psltscale set to 1 also.
I think it is me not explaining myself well.
This does not get the desired result.
I have sections drawn and they are refreneced into several drawings at several scales, when they are referenced in I want to have the hatch appear all the same in each viewport.
Then if I click in the viewport to dim it (say gutter 1:2) I do not want these dimensions appearing in the Detail Section Key viewport at 1:50 (but they do)
If I click in the viewport to annotate and dimesion, I want these in this viewport only not in any view on that sheet showing the same thing.
I will take some screen shots this week and see what I can recover in my borken mind. I hope not, but it might be me getting mixed up with my previous CAD package.
Cheers for sustions, always worth a shot.
See attached snapshot. This is paperspace lower right of screen. The left symbol which looks like a cross section of engineer scale.
Also, as been suggested, a 4 minute tutorial can be found by googling "AutoCAD annotative tutorial". Good four minute investment to get back in the groove.
I'm halfway through watching the AU lecture on Annotative Scaling as Jay suggested and I would like to say that for me it was well worth the watch..Cheers
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