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MD123
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What is an nts scale

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02-15-2007 10:00 AM
I have a drawing that just says NTS for the scale. Could someone tell me what this means?
*R.K. McSwain
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 10:08 AM in reply to: MD123
MD123 said the following On 2/15/2007 12:00 PM:
> I have a drawing that just says NTS for the scale. Could someone tell me what this means?

Not To Scale

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MD123
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 11:45 AM in reply to: MD123
Thanks
*Pro
murray-clack
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 12:04 PM in reply to: MD123
Next... find the user that created the NTS drawing, and then smack them upside the head!

The CAD mafia has spoken
*Fred
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 12:10 PM in reply to: MD123
murrayc wrote:
> Next... find the user that created the NTS drawing, and then smack them upside the head!
>
> The CAD mafia has spoken

I draw things NTS all the time, electrical schematics. Whanna try
smacking me? :-)
*Allen Jessup
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 12:11 PM in reply to: MD123
I frequently mark drawing NTS. While we attempt to draw our details to
scale. We sometimes have to exaggerate an area for clarity. Also I see no
reason to try and draw hay bales to scale.

We mark the details NTS to make it clear that only the dimensions called for
on the detail should be used. If someone is scaling from our detail. They
either don't understand what they are doing or else we have made an error in
dimensioning. Either way they should contact us for clarification.

Now. Lets discuss the plans we issue at a scale of 1" = 1 Rod.

Allen

wrote in message news:5488374@discussion.autodesk.com...
Next... find the user that created the NTS drawing, and then smack them
upside the head!

The CAD mafia has spoken
*Pro
murray-clack
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Registered: ‎12-08-2003
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 12:16 PM in reply to: MD123
YEP!

I DO!

Well... If it is JUST a schematic, then no biggie. But it bugs the hell out of me when our Electrical (and Mechanical) departments create "real" drawings that I might need to reference as NTS.
*Fred
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 12:22 PM in reply to: MD123
murrayc wrote:
>snip when our Electrical (and Mechanical) departments create "real" drawings that I might need to reference as NTS.

You lost me there. What do you mean?
*Pro
murray-clack
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 12:31 PM in reply to: MD123
Basically, I have seen our Electrical and Mech. departments take drawings by other disciplines and scale them down in order to fit them on a drawing sheet (whether it be a Floor Plan, Civil Plan, Structural Plan, and/or details).

Many a time I had to rap people on the knuckles (ie "smack 'em upside the head") for messing with drawings.

It took a couple of projects, but I have managed to get the Elect. and Mech. Depts. to: a)use XREFs, b)keep drawings (ours and theirs) full-size 1:1 c)and leave the orientation alone so that we can ALL use each others drawings as XREF Overlays with the same basepoint. They now appreciate the new approach when they discover situations like "I can't place my HVAC diffuser there because a light fixture is in the way" which has saved much embarassment and "Site Instruction" sketches.
*Fred
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Re: What is an nts scale

02-15-2007 12:55 PM in reply to: MD123
murrayc wrote:
> Basically, I have seen our Electrical and Mech. departments take drawings by other disciplines and scale them down in order to fit them on a drawing sheet (whether it be a Floor Plan, Civil Plan, Structural Plan, and/or details).
>

:-O
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