How to scale drawing with dimension lines without changing dimensions in dimension lines? I got drawing with correct dimension lines but geometry is wrong.
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How to correct this depends on whether the dimension text has been manually overridden, or if the dimension style has as a measurement scale factor. To find out which, select one of the dimensions and view it's properties
>> How to scale drawing with dimension lines without changing dimensions in dimension lines?
May I ask why you need that? If you have a line with 1 length, a dimension that shows "1" ... and now you scale the line to "0.6" ... why should the dimension value show now "1" (instead of "0.6"), that does not make sense for me, it's just a source for upcoming errors whenever you insert that line to any other drawing (thinking it's length is "1").
If the need is to get it plotted to a smaller papersize then use layout and viewports. The content of viewports can be displayed in any scalefactor! (And that does not destroy the geometry/dimension dependancy)
- alfred -
and now you scale the line to "0.6" ... why should the dimension value show now "1" (instead of "0.6"),
If I understand the OP correctly, that's already the condition of the drawing he recieved. I believe he's trying to scale the drawing 1:1 without having to redoing all the dimensions.
>> I believe he's trying to scale the drawing 1:1 without having to redoing all the dimensions
In that case he/she can scale the drawing so the geometry is 1:1, then select all dimensions, open the property-window if not visible and change the property "Text override" to "<>" (without quotes) ==> that removes any overrides from the dimension and rewrites the correct measured value into the displayed text.
- alfred -
Correct... (assuming the dimensions have text overrides)
The dimensions could have a scale factor other than "1". I posted the screenshot hoping the OP would be able to tell "why" the dimensions don't match the geometry.
OP is the drawing a block?
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