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# Converting form Engineering to Architectural Scale

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04-26-2010 08:45 AM

I recieved drawing from France that are done in Metric system so when I copy paste them into my drawings the scle of things are totally off. Is there a way I can convert the original file to the standard foot and inches, size down the objects so when I paste them into my drawings they will be to the same sclae and proportion? Thanks!

*jg
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# Re: Converting form Engineering to Architectural Scale

04-26-2010 08:57 AM in reply to: jshih4914
Just remember that 25.4 mm = 1 inch. If they scaled 1 unit = 1 mm then
scale their drawings 1/25.4 to go to inches. If they scale 1 unit = 1
meter then scale their drawing 1000/25.4 to go to inches. Of course to
go to feet use 1/12 the multiplier =1/12*25.4 = 1/304.8

On 4/26/2010 11:45 AM, jshih4914 wrote:
> I recieved drawing from France that are done in Metric system so when I
> copy paste them into my drawings the scle of things are totally off. Is
> there a way I can convert the original file to the standard foot and
> inches, size down the objects so when I paste them into my drawings they
> will be to the same sclae and proportion? Thanks!
>
*A+P
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# Re: Converting form Engineering to Architectural Scale

04-26-2010 09:05 AM in reply to: jshih4914

Sure, if you want it as 1 unit = 1 inch
(typical for Architectural drawing units), then open the Metric
drawing:

If it's drawn 1 unit = 1 Meter, then scale
everything down by 0.0254

If it's drawn 1 unit = 1 mm, then scale everything
down by 25.4

Then start the Units command, change Insertion
Scale to Inches and save the drawing.

Note: Standard Metric drawing dimensions are not
the same as standard Imperial drawing dimensions ie.:

A typical single leaf door width in Metric is
900mm

A typical single leaf door width in Imperial
units is 36 inches

So converting 900 / 25.4 = 35.433 inches and not 36
inches

Paul

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I recieved drawing from France that are done in Metric system so when I
copy paste them into my drawings the scle of things are totally off. Is there
a way I can convert the original file to the standard foot and inches, size
down the objects so when I paste them into my drawings they will be to the
same sclae and proportion? Thanks!

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# Re: Converting form Engineering to Architectural Scale

04-29-2010 08:52 AM in reply to: jshih4914
Ok thanks for all the help, I guess there is no easier way
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