Received a file from my client's architect, that says it is 1:100 scale. Opened the file on my AutoCAD version, and when I try to edit the drawing, my scale is all off. I am trying to do some space planning by drawing in furniture, and when I draw a line for a 7 foot sofa, the dimensions display as something lik 80 feet. I am not very proficient at AutoCAD yet, so my guess is that I have a setting wrong somewhere. Any help would be appreciated!
Usually AutoCAD drafters use only one scale in Model space (default area for creating geometry in AutoCAD) and this scale is 1:1. Not sure about Imperial units, but in my Decimal practice I assume that one drawing unit in AutoCAD equal 1 mm in real world.
When we speak about Layouts (special place for composing sheets for printing), then we can use scale different from 1:1 for viewports in order to fit real-world geometry to paper sheet.
Where do you measure geometry in your DWG file: in Model or in Layout?
How do you measure it? With DISTANCE or MEASURE command, or by putting dimensions?
I am entering the dimensions in command line. For example, I create a rectanglar size box something 7'x2'. When I then look at it in the space (like a family room on the drawing), it is a minute little box, no where near the scale it should be.