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Problem with units

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09-08-2012 12:19 PM

Hello. I'm having some major issue with autocad units. I use autocad for fashion flats, I accidentally made a drawing using mm as a unit instead of cms. I only noticed when I was working on the layout and the 1:1 scale won't fit my paper size of choice. So I changed the units from mm to cm (a -> drawing utilities -> units) but I have the same problem when it comes to the layout, the flats are just too small  I tried using a 10:1 scale but somehow they end up being TOO big, so I'm really confused.


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Re: Problem with units

09-08-2012 12:44 PM in reply to: odilemonod



just to change the units-setting results in wrong lengths, because a line that was 1000mm long, after changing the UNITS from mm to cm, the line will then be 1000cm long (I think that is not what you liked). So you also have to scale your model-space content by 0.1.


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Re: Problem with units

09-11-2012 07:20 AM in reply to: odilemonod

Use -DWGUNITS (notice the - in front) to set the drawing from mm to cm, it will provide the option to scale current objects.

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Re: Problem with units

09-12-2012 04:05 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA
THANK YOU. Everything's fine now!

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