Hi, I need for some obscure reasons to scale a whole drawing, i.e all that's drawn in Model space.
My question: how to do it so that the dimensions scale correctly ?
Any help much appreciated
Ps: see pictures, before scaling:
...and after scaling, command SCALE * 0.01
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Solved! by wengle. See the answer in context.
You have to reset your dimscale to the size you want and then Update, i.e., crossing the entire dwg. Update will affect ONLY the dimensions.
Looks like the drawing was a block, and for some odd reason you had to rescale the block down (all probably still looked well at this point), but when you exploded said block the dimensions reassumed their previous properties. Their values probably changed too. Or perhaps it wasn't a block but either way....
Was it not drawn 1:1 in modelspace in the first place? If so, then why scale it? Regardless, the only way forward might be just that -- press onward. Create a new dimension style to reflect the proper text height etc, and use Painter to change all of the others. I suspect if the values changed that each one might have the same scale factor, so you may have to select them all and change that to 1 through Properties. This should be easy if you can isolate them all on one layer, yesno?
Umm you may want to create an annotative dimension style in paperspace, and apply that to them all....
..by the way the next problem you'll encounter will be all the examples of batten linetype that are way huge. Whatever scale you changed this mess by, you'll have to isolate the battens and apply the reverse to their properties...
...oh and the grid bubbles -- I notice the text is not justified properly lol...
I would have a look at the text style being used by your dimension style. I suspect it will have a height associated with it if so set this to zero, now the dimension text size will be controlled by the dimension style (which may need edited in this respect) and not the text style, as a result it should scale with everything else.
I would also have a look at your point style and point size since it looks like you have numerous points being displayed
Thanks very much wengle, that was neat:
Command: _-DIMSTYLE, _apply, then select all, enter and voilà:
(DIMSCALE was set to 1 and I didn't change it)
Thanks for all your replies
To be thorough, using only DIMSTYLE was not enough with another drawing of this project.
To make the scaling work with dimensions, I had to perform this sequence:
1. multiplying DIMSCALE by the scale factor which will be applied to the drawing
(e.g setting DIMSCALE from 1 to 0.01)
(e.g by 0.01)
3. _-DIMSTYLE, _apply, select all, enter