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jlgrphcs
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Registered: ‎10-20-2006
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scale factors for metric system

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10-20-2006 03:01 PM
when how do I get to plot in 1:50 scale using metric system
what are the scale factors that I need to use when zooming in to the viewport to get my right scale?
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teiarch
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Re: scale factors for metric system

10-21-2006 09:10 AM in reply to: jlgrphcs
The drawing units should be metric.

Objects should be drawn ful size in model space.

Metric viewport scale factors are typically those whose denominators can be evenly diivded by 10.

In your case, once the first two parameters are satisfied, viewport scale factor expressions are simple. 1/50XP for your example.
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jlgrphcs
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Re: scale factors for metric system

10-21-2006 07:28 PM in reply to: jlgrphcs
how what do I set my units to be millimiters, centimiters, or meters?
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teiarch
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Re: scale factors for metric system

10-21-2006 09:07 PM in reply to: jlgrphcs
Who is furnishing guidance to you?

Check your metric conventions (just like Imperial conventions). I belive that longer distances are expressed in meters, medium distances (like flr/flr heights) could be in meters or centimeters

Most blown-up details I've seen are dimensioned in millimeters.
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Re: scale factors for metric system

10-22-2006 12:34 PM in reply to: jlgrphcs
Are you taking an internet based class? Message was edited by: JD Mather
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Re: scale factors for metric system

10-23-2006 04:03 AM in reply to: jlgrphcs
I assume you mean viewport scales when your drawing is in metres?

1:1 1
1:2 0.5
1:5 0.2 9
1:10 0.1
1:20 0.05
1:25 0.04
1:50 0.02
1:75 0.015
1:100 0.01
1:125 0.008
1:200 0.005
1:250 0.004
1:500 0.002
1:1000 0.001
1:1250 0.0008
1:2000 0.0005
1:2500 0.0004
1:5000 0.0002
1:10000 0.0001
1:20000 0.00005
1:25000 0.00004
1:50000 0.00002
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skintsubby
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Registered: ‎09-29-2004
Message 7 of 7 (3,240 Views)

Re: scale factors for metric system

10-24-2006 04:35 AM in reply to: jlgrphcs
Hi Rob,

You are correct, however your scales are applicable no matter what your units are 1:10 (1/10XP or 0.1XP) is 1 to 10 if the drawing is mm, metres, kilometres or any other unit.

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