Drawing Scale

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How do I scale a drawing. If I want to draw on A4 size, how do I scale things to
fit? I don't understand how to use the "2d model" view.
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Re: Drawing Scale

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Mike,
There is a post on 10/23/2008 "Creating Drawings in Different Scales". Read
through the response. It should help.
Regards,
Rick B.

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Dear Ricky,
I hope Mike will not object to me using the same trail, my difficulty is
similar to Mike's.
I followed your example 10/23/2008, to the best of my ability but without
success. Below are the steps taken:
relationship handles - on, maintain relationships - on.
Select: Home/2D model sheet. A message appears along the lines of
'Geometry must exist on 2D model sheet before the command can create a
view. Do you want to switch to 2D model sheet now? Yes/No. I selected yes.
Draw the rectangle in 2D model sheet: i.e Home/rectangle/insert width -
height/fit
Open Sheet 1/right click Sheet 1 tab/select setup/select A4
wide/background - none/fit
Return to 2D model tab: select all/copy.
Select Sheet 1 tab/paste. The scale has not been changed and the
drawing extends well beyond the boundaries of the sheet..
I am sure it is simple when you get the hang of things - where did I go
wrong?
Sincerely,

Roger.

"Ricky Black" wrote in message
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> Mike,
> There is a post on 10/23/2008 "Creating Drawings in Different Scales".
> Read through the response. It should help.
>
> Regards,
> Rick B.
>


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Dear Ken,
Thanks for all the help but I am still struggling.
I managed to get a drawing (a simple rectangle 1500 mm x 600 mm) onto the 2D sheet following your guidance. I used 2D drawing area setup to scale the diagram so that it would print on A4 paper.
However, I though the idea was to use the 2D model sheet as the basic drawing sheet at 1:1 scale then copy that drawing onto a working sheet (say Sheet 1) whose size has been defined - A4 in my case - and the software would automatically scale the drawing to fit.
Also when opening the 2D drawing sheet there was a message 'Geometry must exist on 2D model sheet before the command can create a view. Do you want to switch to 2D model sheet now? Yes/No.'
I will continue to 'play around' but any further guidance will be most welcome.
Sincerely,
Roger


"PellaKen" wrote in message news:492b6a5e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
When in the Working Sheet, click on the command called "2D Model".

You will automatically switch to the 2d Model sheet where you will window the view you want to place.

Upon windowing the view, you will automatically switch back to the working sheet where you will place the view. Before clicking, the view size will be represented by a red rectangle. If you do not see the rectangle, the view is too big. Choose the appropriate scale and then click a location on the sheet to place the view.

--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com

"Roger" wrote in message news:492b19a4$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Dear Ricky,
> I hope Mike will not object to me using the same trail, my difficulty is
> similar to Mike's.
> I followed your example 10/23/2008, to the best of my ability but without
> success. Below are the steps taken:
> relationship handles - on, maintain relationships - on.
> Select: Home/2D model sheet. A message appears along the lines of
> 'Geometry must exist on 2D model sheet before the command can create a
> view. Do you want to switch to 2D model sheet now? Yes/No. I selected yes.
> Draw the rectangle in 2D model sheet: i.e Home/rectangle/insert width -
> height/fit
> Open Sheet 1/right click Sheet 1 tab/select setup/select A4
> wide/background - none/fit
> Return to 2D model tab: select all/copy.
> Select Sheet 1 tab/paste. The scale has not been changed and the
> drawing extends well beyond the boundaries of the sheet..
>
> I am sure it is simple when you get the hang of things - where did I go
> wrong?
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> Roger.
>
>
> "Ricky Black" wrote in message
> news:492af649$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Mike,
>> There is a post on 10/23/2008 "Creating Drawings in Different Scales".
>> Read through the response. It should help.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Rick B.
>>

>
>

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Roger,
Drawing at 1:1 on the model sheet is correct but when you place a drawing on a work
sheet it does not automatically scale it for you. You can scale it to fit the work
sheet either while you are placing the view or after. The "Scale" option is on the
left side of the screen. If you've already placed the view then just click on it
to select it and the "Scale" option will show up. See attached screen print. Hope
this helps some.
Ed
"Roger" wrote:
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>Dear Ken,
>Thanks for all the help but I am still struggling.
>
>I managed to get a drawing (a simple rectangle 1500 mm x 600 mm) onto =
>the 2D sheet following your guidance. I used 2D drawing area setup to =
>scale the diagram so that it would print on A4 paper. =20
>
>However, I though the idea was to use the 2D model sheet as the basic =
>drawing sheet at 1:1 scale then copy that drawing onto a working sheet =
>(say Sheet 1) whose size has been defined - A4 in my case - and the =
>software would automatically scale the drawing to fit.
>
>Also when opening the 2D drawing sheet there was a message 'Geometry =
>must exist on 2D model sheet before the command can create a view. Do =
>you want to switch to 2D model sheet now? Yes/No.'
>
>I will continue to 'play around' but any further guidance will be most =
>welcome.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Roger


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Dear Ed,
Thanks for that. At last thanks to you and to Ken I am there! I would
never, in a month of Sundays, have got there without your help and guidance.
On now to the next obstacle course.
With sincere thanks
Roger.
"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
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> Roger,
>
> Drawing at 1:1 on the model sheet is correct but when you place a drawing
> on a work
> sheet it does not automatically scale it for you. You can scale it to fit
> the work
> sheet either while you are placing the view or after. The "Scale" option
> is on the
> left side of the screen. If you've already placed the view then just click
> on it
> to select it and the "Scale" option will show up. See attached screen
> print. Hope
> this helps some.
>
> Ed
>
> "Roger" wrote:
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>>Dear Ken,
>>Thanks for all the help but I am still struggling.
>>
>>I managed to get a drawing (a simple rectangle 1500 mm x 600 mm) onto =
>>the 2D sheet following your guidance. I used 2D drawing area setup to =
>>scale the diagram so that it would print on A4 paper. =20
>>
>>However, I though the idea was to use the 2D model sheet as the basic =
>>drawing sheet at 1:1 scale then copy that drawing onto a working sheet =
>>(say Sheet 1) whose size has been defined - A4 in my case - and the =
>>software would automatically scale the drawing to fit.
>>
>>Also when opening the 2D drawing sheet there was a message 'Geometry =
>>must exist on 2D model sheet before the command can create a view. Do =
>>you want to switch to 2D model sheet now? Yes/No.'
>>
>>I will continue to 'play around' but any further guidance will be most =
>>welcome.
>>
>>Sincerely,
>>
>>Roger

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