I'm trying to make a part drawing to a scale other than 1:1. Something smaller would be great, as I will just be printing it on 8.5" x 11" paper. (The part has an OD of 12") I've tried the scale in the 2D model view, as it mentions on this group, and when i transfer it onto the worksheet, it's back to 1:1. I need to scale this down at least 1/2, but I want the autodimension to read the real dimensions not 1/2. If anyone can help me out, that would be great... or maybe I'll just need to find a printer that can print a 1:1 scale drawing of a Caterpillar 797! LOL Also is there anyway to set Imperial as the default setting for dimensions, because right now i have to change mm to inches in about four different places each time i start a drawing, even though i click "save defaults".
Sean, What do you have your sheet size set to on the working sheet (Sheet1)? Is it 8.5 X 11"? You may be getting confused with design scale and printing scale. The best way to eliminate printing scale is to set the sheet size to the paper size you are printing to. When creating a 2D Model view on Sheet 1, the 2D Model view scale will be set depending on the size of the geometry (1:1 scale in 2D Model) you select for the view and the sheet size (Sheet 1) you are placing the 2D Model view on. If the geometry selected for the 2D Model view is larger than the sheet then the view will be scaled down to fit on the sheet. You also can see and change the scale of the view after placement. Click on the 2D Model view. In the properties ribbon bar there is a Scale. Change this scale to 1:2. the 2D Model view will be 1/2 scale. If you dimension the geometry of the view from Sheet 1 the dimensions will display the correct 1:1 scale values not 1/2 size. Regards, Rick B.