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Scaling in draft & character insertion

1. I want to be albe to scale the view differently than as dimensioned on
the draft (.dft) sheets but can't find a way to do this except by hand.
This is especially useful for small parts. I don't want to use the 2D Model
sheet. There should be a simple scaling factor such that view = x
dimension, where x is greater or less than 1
2. I select characters from the MS character map and try to copy them into
a text box and it fails to happen. The character are copied onto the clip
board, but they won't paste. Very strange. I notice that text box reentry
takes a fuss effort to place text at the end of a string. I have to reenter
then "end" or "home" to start entry.
Charles F

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Re: Scaling in draft & character insertion

Charles,
1. Not sure I understand your request but it sounds like you want, for
example, to draw a 4" line but have it dimension as 2". Another option to
2D model sheet is to create a draft view. I think you have to customize
your toolbar to see this. Go to View-Toolbars-Toolbars, click on the
Customize tab, select Drawing Views from the list then find the Draft View
button. This will let you place a draft view that you can draw inside of.
You can draw at 1:1 scale but when you exit the draft view you can have it
display at any scale you want and the dimensions will still be correct.
2. Go to Insert-Character Map in the toolbar. Double click the character
you want then select the copy button. Enter your text box and position the
cursor where you want the symbol to appear. At this point you must use
Ctrl+V to paste the symbol. DO NOT use Edit-Past. The default font for
symbols may be very small so look close if you don't see your symbol.
Highlight the symbol only and change the font up in the ribbon bar.
"CHARLES FORSBERG" wrote in message
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> 1. I want to be albe to scale the view differently than as dimensioned on
> the draft (.dft) sheets but can't find a way to do this except by hand.
> This is especially useful for small parts. I don't want to use the 2D
> Model
> sheet. There should be a simple scaling factor such that view = x
> dimension, where x is greater or less than 1
>
> 2. I select characters from the MS character map and try to copy them
> into
> a text box and it fails to happen. The character are copied onto the clip
> board, but they won't paste. Very strange. I notice that text box
> reentry
> takes a fuss effort to place text at the end of a string. I have to
> reenter
> then "end" or "home" to start entry.
> Charles F
>
>


Re: Scaling in draft & character insertion

Charles,
There is no multiplier for dimension values. This is what 2D Model views are
for.
Which characters from the character map are you having problems with?
Instead of using text box for text display, you may have better luck with
the callout. You can create a callout without a leader. Callout is on the
flyout of the leader command. Place a callout and get a feel for the
difference between text box and callout.
Rick B.