AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Panel Footprint Scaling

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08-16-2012 06:52 AM



When I insert footprints of panel components from the IEC libraries into a panel at a 1 to 1 scale. The scaling of the components it not right. The components are too small. Can someone please advise on how to correct this.



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Re: Panel Footprint Scaling

08-16-2012 09:08 AM in reply to: STEVENAR

My guess is that you are using a drawing that is set up for metric and all the footprints are set up for standard.


When you insert a footprint, you are given the ability to change the insertion scale of the footprint at the bottom of the Panel Icon Menu. Set it for 25.4 and al lthe footprints should scale just fine.


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Re: Panel Footprint Scaling

08-16-2012 09:12 PM in reply to: testsubject

Like Bob said, it sounds like you are using a metric environment. You can click on the Configuration icon on the Panel tab and preset the scale factor for panel layout symbols so you don't have to enter the scale each time you insert a symbol.  See attached screen capture.

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Re: Panel Footprint Scaling

08-17-2012 05:01 AM in reply to: dougmcalexander

That's my problem solved.


Thanks guy's.

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Re: Panel Footprint Scaling

02-20-2013 06:57 AM in reply to: dougmcalexander

Hi Doug,


I have the same problem but the other way round. My blocks are in mm, and I have enormous blocks when I insert them in my Imperial (inches) working frame.


I also noticed that after inserting the block, the drawing scale turns from "inches' to "Unitless"


I have ACADE 2010.



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