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# Drawing Scale

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I learned Mechanical drawing so long ago I don't want to mention the decade
and I am new to CAD programs. The problem I am having, is how do I set the
drawing scale ( Scale: 1" = 12" ). I want to draw a 72" X 120" item to be
printed on an 8 1/2 X 11 page and have the printed dimensions reflect the
actual dimension.
Any help solving this will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

3 REPLIES

# Re: Drawing Scale

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Mike,
Draw it full size on the "2D Model" Sheet, then use a 1:12 (a little unusual ratio!)
on the drawing sheet for that view.
to View the 2D model sheet:
View>"2d model Sheet" then toggle between that and the drawing sheet by clicking
on "Sheet1" or "2D Model" tabs at the bottom of the page.
once you've drawn it the "2d model" sheet, click on the "2D model View" Button,
at the top of one of the columns at the side of the viewport. It looks like a square
with an arrow pointing to another square on a sheet of paper.
once that is done, click on the newly inserted drawing view, then highlight the
number in the "Scale Value" box and type "0.083333333" (= 1/12) .
This will set your drawing scale to 1:12.
I'd prefer 1:10 personally (0.1 in the scale value box).
-Andy.

"Mike B" wrote:
>I learned Mechanical drawing so long ago I don't want to mention the decade
>
>and I am new to CAD programs. The problem I am having, is how do I set the
>
>drawing scale ( Scale: 1" = 12" ). I want to draw a 72" X 120" item to be
>
>printed on an 8 1/2 X 11 page and have the printed dimensions reflect the
>
>actual dimension.
>
>Any help solving this will be greatly appreciated.
>
>Thanks in advance
>
>

www.continual-motion.com

# Re: Drawing Scale

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"Mike B" wrote:
>I learned Mechanical drawing so long ago I don't want to mention the decade
>
>and I am new to CAD programs. The problem I am having, is how do I set the
>
>drawing scale ( Scale: 1" = 12" ). I want to draw a 72" X 120" item to be
>
>printed on an 8 1/2 X 11 page and have the printed dimensions reflect the
>
>actual dimension.
>
>Any help solving this will be greatly appreciated.
>
>Thanks in advance
>
>

# Re: Drawing Scale

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Thanks for the info. It worked for me.
I hope to be able to contribute to this news group in the future.
Again, Thanks.

"Andy Southern" wrote in message
news:48c643e9\$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> Mike,
>
> Draw it full size on the "2D Model" Sheet, then use a 1:12 (a little
> unusual ratio!)
> on the drawing sheet for that view.
>
> to View the 2D model sheet:
> View>"2d model Sheet" then toggle between that and the drawing sheet by
> clicking
> on "Sheet1" or "2D Model" tabs at the bottom of the page.
>
> once you've drawn it the "2d model" sheet, click on the "2D model View"
> Button,
> at the top of one of the columns at the side of the viewport. It looks
> like a square
> with an arrow pointing to another square on a sheet of paper.
>
> once that is done, click on the newly inserted drawing view, then
> highlight the
> number in the "Scale Value" box and type "0.083333333" (= 1/12) .
>
> This will set your drawing scale to 1:12.
>
> I'd prefer 1:10 personally (0.1 in the scale value box).
>
> -Andy.
>
>
>
>
>
> "Mike B" wrote:
>>I learned Mechanical drawing so long ago I don't want to mention the
>>decade
>>
>>and I am new to CAD programs. The problem I am having, is how do I set
>>the
>>
>>drawing scale ( Scale: 1" = 12" ). I want to draw a 72" X 120" item to be
>>
>>printed on an 8 1/2 X 11 page and have the printed dimensions reflect the
>>
>>actual dimension.
>>
>>Any help solving this will be greatly appreciated.
>>
>>Thanks in advance
>>
>>

>
> www.continual-motion.com