Installation & Licensing

Reply
*Dickerson, Jeff
Message 1 of 7 (103 Views)

Paperspace I need help!!!!

103 Views, 6 Replies
07-19-2000 07:47 PM
How can you get all viewports (say 3 each with a diff scale) to plot the
same scale.
*Turvill, Paul
Message 2 of 7 (103 Views)

Re: Paperspace I need help!!!!

07-20-2000 09:42 AM in reply to: *Dickerson, Jeff
Could you restate the question? If the 3 viewports are "each with a diff
scale," they'll plot that way. If you want them to be at the same scale,
you need to Zoom them (with the XP option) to the same scale before
plotting.
___

"Jeff Dickerson" wrote in message
news:ef2cdd6.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> How can you get all viewports (say 3 each with a diff scale) to plot
the
> same scale.
*GoBlue
Message 3 of 7 (103 Views)

Re:

07-20-2000 08:09 PM in reply to: *Dickerson, Jeff
I want them to be the same scale....and I currently use ZOOM XP...for
instance (i work in Milimeters) if i have an object i am dimensioning when
dimscale is @ 200 and another object at 150 how do i know what the Zoom Xp
number is.
*Turvill, Paul
Message 4 of 7 (103 Views)

Re:

07-21-2000 09:40 AM in reply to: *Dickerson, Jeff
Your models should all be drawn full size (1:1). If you want everything
plotted to the same scale, why are you using more than one value for
DIMSCALE?
___

"GoBlue" wrote in message
news:ef2cdd6.1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> I want them to be the same scale....and I currently use ZOOM XP...for
> instance (i work in Milimeters) if i have an object i am dimensioning
when
> dimscale is @ 200 and another object at 150 how do i know what the Zoom
Xp
> number is.
>
*GoBlue
Message 5 of 7 (103 Views)

Re:

07-22-2000 01:41 PM in reply to: *Dickerson, Jeff
I draw an object 1:1.........but that object appears in 2 or 3 different
Viewports at different scales to show detail. In order to do this you need
to dimension the same object at different DIMSCALES in order to be able to
"scale them up in thier vewiports" so back to my original question......What
is the easiest way to calculate how the viewport (after you ZOOM XP) what
the DIMSCALE should be set to......(Can autocad do it for you) if this is
confusing or I am not being clear enough I possibly could email you an
example......I am using AUTOCAD2000.............
*Turvill, Paul
Message 6 of 7 (103 Views)

Re:

07-24-2000 09:47 AM in reply to: *Dickerson, Jeff
Most (?) users set up their systems to create plots that are most
pleasing when DIMSCALE is equal to the *inverse* of the eventual plotting
(or "Zoom XP") scale. IOW, if you plan to plot at 1:100, use a DIMSCALE
of 100; for 1"=4'-0" (or 1:48) set DIMSCALE to 48, etc.

Your mileage may vary, depending on how your system is set up, but about
99.99% of the time, using a DIMSCALE value that's at least *proportional*
to the inverse of the plot scale should do the trick.
___

"GoBlue" wrote in message
news:ef2cdd6.3@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> I draw an object 1:1.........but that object appears in 2 or 3
different
> Viewports at different scales to show detail. In order to do this you
need
> to dimension the same object at different DIMSCALES in order to be able
to
> "scale them up in thier vewiports" so back to my original
question......What
> is the easiest way to calculate how the viewport (after you ZOOM XP)
what
> the DIMSCALE should be set to......(Can autocad do it for you) if this
is
> confusing or I am not being clear enough I possibly could email you an
> example......I am using AUTOCAD2000.............
>
*Utt, Richard
Message 7 of 7 (103 Views)

Re:

08-07-2000 12:06 PM in reply to: *Dickerson, Jeff
Use dimscale=0, and do all your dimensioning *from* (not *in* - explained
below) the Layout/Paperspace tab.
Then, if you double-click within a viewport, dimensions drawn in that
viewport will be scaled to the viewport - that is, dimension text, arrows,
etc., will be scaled up 96 times in a 1/8" (1/96xp) viewport, so that it
prints correctly - and an 8'-0" object will be dimensioned as 8'-0".
Similarly, in a 1/4" (1/48xp) viewport, the text will be scaled up 48 times
. You don't have to do any calculations at all - AutoCAd does it for you.

BUT- if you set dimscale to 0, and dimension in the Model tab, your
dimensions will display microscopic text and arrows - 1/8 inch text is not
scaled up at all.

ALSO, if you dimension *IN* Paperspace, you need to reset dimlfac to match
the scale of your viewports - and reset it for
each viewport (if you don't, the 8'-0" object will dimension as 1" in the
first example, and 2" in the second - AutoCAD is dimensioning the plotted
size of the object. But this is pretty easy to do. Start the dimension
command, then type dimlfac (hit F1 at this point if you want to know more
about dimlfac). Type V at the prompt, and select the viewport that contains
the object you want to dimension. If you pick the first (1/8") viewport,
AutoCAD will respond by setting dimlfac to -96, and will scale your
dimension correctly. The 'V' (for viewport) option is *not* available if you
try to set dimlfac *before* starting the dimension command!

Good Luck!

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Up & Ready Blog

Boldly Install, Configure and Deploy Autodesk Software.

AutodeskHelp Blog

Your one-stop shop for the latest solutions, breaking news, and behind the scenes access to the world of Autodesk support.

Connect with Us

Twitter

Pinterest

Blog

Youtube