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skahmad
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how to set the scale of a drawing in autoCAD?

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05-28-2000 06:17 AM
Kindly submit the solution,
*Jones, Dave
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Re: how to set the scale of a drawing in autoCAD?

05-28-2000 07:05 AM in reply to: skahmad
the only reason you would need to set a "scale" in AutoCAD is for plotted
output. Everything in Acad should be drawn 1:1. An object 1mm long would be
drawn 1mm long, or a building plan that is 200' x 400' would be drawn that
size. If the objects to be plotted do not fit on the intended output paper
size they need to be scaled to fit. This can be done several ways depending
upon where you're plotting from, Paper Space or Model Space. Is this what
you need a solution to?

Dave

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*Shawn
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Re: how to set the scale of a drawing in autoCAD?

05-29-2000 04:10 PM in reply to: skahmad
This is for model space. Paper is the reciprical of the scale.
Sorry about spacing but from another program.

ARCHITECTURAL
DRAWING SCALE: SCALE FACTOR: LTSCALE (3/8) 1/8" TEXT
1/32"=1'-0" 364 144 48
1/16"=1'-0" 192 72 24
3/32"=1'-0" 128 48 16
1/8"=1'-0" 96 36 12
3/16"=1'-0" 64 24 8
1/4"=1'-0" 48 18 6
3/8"=1'-0" 32 12 4
1/2"=1'-0" 24 9 3
3/4"=1'-0" 16 6 2
1"=1'-0" 12 4.5 1.5
1 1/2"=1'-0" 8 3 1
3"=1'-0" 4 1.5 0.5
1"=1" 1 0.375 0.125

ENGINEERING
DRAWING SCALE: SCALE FACTOR: LTSCALE (3/8) 1/8" TEXT
1/40"=1" 40 15 5
1/30"=1" 30 11.25 3.75
1/32"=1" 32 12 4
1/20"=1" 20 7.5 2.5
1/16"=1" 16 6 2
1/10"=1" 10 3.75 1.25
1/8"=1" 8 3 1
1/4"=1" 4 1.5 0.5
3/8"=1" 2.66666 1 0.34
1/2"=1" 2 0.75 0.25
3/4"=1" 1.33333 0.5 0.17
1"=1" 1 0.375 0.125
1 1/2"=1" 0.66666 0.25 0.08
2"=1" 0.5 0.1875 0.0625

CIVIL
DRAWING SCALE: SCALE FACTOR: LTSCALE (3/8) 1/8" TEXT
1"=10' 120 45 15
1"=20" 240 90 30
1"=30' 360 135 45
1"=40' 480 180 60
1"=50' 600 225 75
1"=60' 720 270 90
1"=80' 960 380 120
1"=100' 1200 450 160
1"=200' 2400 900 300
1"=300' 3600 1350 450
1"=400' 4800 1800 600

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Registered: ‎07-03-2000
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06-26-2000 08:39 PM in reply to: skahmad
Shawn,

I have a question concerning the plot to a certain scale issue.

Exactly how do you figure out what the limits should be set at in order to plot to a certain scale.

For instance, I want to plot a drawing on 34,22 (D size) paper. I want to plot to a scale of 1/4" = 1'.
If i want my border to be about 1/2" off the edge of the paper, what do I set my limits to so that I can use my grid to stay on the paper. I'm now working on a project of a building that is about 80 feet across and needs to be plotted to this scale. Can you give me a formula to figure all this out?

Codetech
*Furman, Paul
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06-27-2000 11:36 AM in reply to: skahmad
Just set it up in paperspace & draw a rectangle through that to mark your limits.

codetech wrote:

> Shawn,
>
> I have a question concerning the plot to a certain scale issue.
>
> Exactly how do you figure out what the limits should be set at in order to plot to a certain scale.
>
> For instance, I want to plot a drawing on 34,22 (D size) paper. I want to plot to a scale of 1/4" = 1'.
> If i want my border to be about 1/2" off the edge of the paper, what do I set my limits to so that I can use my grid to stay on the paper. I'm now working on a project of a building that is about 80 feet across and needs to be plotted to this scale. Can you give me a formula to figure all this out?
>
> Codetech
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