exact scale

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i dont know i must not be explaining myself correctly. are exact scale drawings possiable
with solid edge . the drawings i use at work are old and hand drawn but they are
to exact scale you can put a ruler on them and 1 inch equals 1 inch on a ruler.
or for 2 to one scale 1inch equals 2inches on the drawing. my neighbor is a carpenter
and says that on his working drawings he can use a ruler to determine dimmensions
from the scale given on the print. i cannot achieve this so far with solid edge
and i dont know if it is possiable or if i am just totally missing the work flow
and correct set up. i asked last time how to make a 2 inch circle that i could cut
out as if to make a template but my circle comes out at 1.625. following is my
work flow.click create 2d drawing,click sheet setup,click background,click A sheet,click
view, click 2d model,click off working sheet, click circle tool, draw 2 inch circle,smart
dimmension 2 inch circle,click view, click working sheet and tab appears on bottom,click
on sheet ,click home click 2d model , jumps to model view, fence and place on working
sheet, expand to fit screen, circle on my screen is slightly larger then 2 inches
when i measure it with a ruler.when i then print circle on my page measures 1.625.
because i am a machinist i never use a ruler on my blue prints but i assumed that
most prints were exactly scaled to real world measuring devices unless other wise
stated print not to scale.if the scale is not exact on my drawings on the scale
line in the text box what should be written. thanks
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Re: exact scale

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Ken,
I am also a machinist. Yes, Solid Edge creates scaled drawings very well.
How large the geometry displays on the screen is irrelevant. Display has
nothing to do with the actual size. You can zoom in and out on the geometry
in the display. The geometry will appear to become larger and/or smaller,
but it is the same geometry. It is whatever you draw at the actual size. You
can zoom in on a small area of the overall geometry and create some small
detail, then fit the overall geometry to the display. Whatever woy drew when
you zoomed in is still the same size.
The size paper you are printing to has a lot to do with scale when you
print. Your printer will auto fit (scale down) whatever you print to the
size paper you are using. It does not scale up to fit. For example, if you
draw on a D Wide(34in. X 22in.) sheet and print to a A Wide(11in. X 8.5in.).
The paper you are drawing on does not fit the paper you are printing to.
Therefore, the printer will scale the geometry down to fit the 11 X 8.5
paper. The drawing will not be to scale when you print. This is a function
of printing, not Solid Edge. Also, in this case you cannot select a scale
because the printer is simply autoscaling the geometry. The scale will be
the difference between the D Wide and A Wide sheets of paper. There are
print options that can adjust the print scale. Click on the Settings button
from the Print dialog. But this is printing scale, not drawing scale.
Do you typically create metric or inch drawings? When you install the
software, there was a page that had an option for what standard you want.
This sets Solid Edge up to make it easier to create drawings based on a
specific standard. ISO is the default which is metric. This sets up the
default templates for metric drawings. If you took the default and want to
create inch drawings, use "File New" to create your inch drawings. Click on
the round button in the upper left corner. Click on New. Click on the More
tab in the dialog. Click on "ansi draft.dft" and clock on OK. This will
create an inch drawing. If you want to make inch your default, you may want
to reinstall and specify ANSI as the default standard. Or, I can give you
directions on how to change the default.
We will start simple with creating a 1:1 scaled drawing. If you followed the
previous paragraph, you have an ANSI inch drawing. We will set the sheet
size to 11 X 8.5 so that the printer is not trying to scale the drawing.
Then we will draw geometry on the sheet at a specific size and print it out.
Right Mouse Click on Sheet1 at the bottom. Click on Sheet Setup. Click on
the Background tab. Change the sheet size to "A Sheet". This is standard
paper size. Click on OK. The sheet should change.
Fit the drawing. We need to make sure you have associativity enabled. Click
on the Tools tab at the top. Make sure that "Maintain Relationships" and
"Relationship Handles" are enabled.
Draw a circle. It doesn't matter what size. Place a smart dimension on the
circle. Change the value of the dimension to 4.0 in. the diameter of the
circle will change to 4.0 in. If it didn't change you did not enable
Maintain Relationships in the previous paragraph. Drag the circle to ensure
that it and the dimension are within the bounds of the drawing.
Print the drawing. If you measure the circle, it should be 4.0 in.
Once you have finished these steps and produced a drawing at 1:1 scale,
please respond and we can start on scaled drawings.
Regards,
Rick B.

Lets start simple. What size paper are you trying to print to? I will assume
that it is 8.5X11, which is typical paper size.
"ken lynn" wrote in message
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>
> i dont know i must not be explaining myself correctly. are exact scale
> drawings possiable
> with solid edge . the drawings i use at work are old and hand drawn but
> they are
> to exact scale you can put a ruler on them and 1 inch equals 1 inch on a
> ruler.
> or for 2 to one scale 1inch equals 2inches on the drawing. my neighbor is
> a carpenter
> and says that on his working drawings he can use a ruler to determine
> dimmensions
> from the scale given on the print. i cannot achieve this so far with solid
> edge
> and i dont know if it is possiable or if i am just totally missing the
> work flow
> and correct set up. i asked last time how to make a 2 inch circle that i
> could cut
> out as if to make a template but my circle comes out at 1.625. following
> is my
> work flow.click create 2d drawing,click sheet setup,click background,click
> A sheet,click
> view, click 2d model,click off working sheet, click circle tool, draw 2
> inch circle,smart
> dimmension 2 inch circle,click view, click working sheet and tab appears
> on bottom,click
> on sheet ,click home click 2d model , jumps to model view, fence and place
> on working
> sheet, expand to fit screen, circle on my screen is slightly larger then 2
> inches
> when i measure it with a ruler.when i then print circle on my page
> measures 1.625.
> because i am a machinist i never use a ruler on my blue prints but i
> assumed that
> most prints were exactly scaled to real world measuring devices unless
> other wise
> stated print not to scale.if the scale is not exact on my drawings on the
> scale
> line in the text box what should be written. thanks


Re: exact scale

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Ken,
First, you don't need to hide the Working Sheet. Once you show the 2D model
sheet you can switch back and forth between the tow using the tabs below.
Now to your question:
You need to make certain your drawing view is at 1:1 scale and your are
printing at 1:1 scale. Select the drawing view and check the scale as shown
in the attached image Circle1. Then before printing check your setting to
make certain the print is not getting scaled (see attached image Circle2).
How the circle measures on your screen is irrelevant. The size on the
screen will be determined by your zoom level.
David
"ken lynn" wrote in message
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>
> i dont know i must not be explaining myself correctly. are exact scale
> drawings possiable
> with solid edge . the drawings i use at work are old and hand drawn but
> they are
> to exact scale you can put a ruler on them and 1 inch equals 1 inch on a
> ruler.
> or for 2 to one scale 1inch equals 2inches on the drawing. my neighbor is
> a carpenter
> and says that on his working drawings he can use a ruler to determine
> dimmensions
> from the scale given on the print. i cannot achieve this so far with solid
> edge
> and i dont know if it is possiable or if i am just totally missing the
> work flow
> and correct set up. i asked last time how to make a 2 inch circle that i
> could cut
> out as if to make a template but my circle comes out at 1.625. following
> is my
> work flow.click create 2d drawing,click sheet setup,click background,click
> A sheet,click
> view, click 2d model,click off working sheet, click circle tool, draw 2
> inch circle,smart
> dimmension 2 inch circle,click view, click working sheet and tab appears
> on bottom,click
> on sheet ,click home click 2d model , jumps to model view, fence and place
> on working
> sheet, expand to fit screen, circle on my screen is slightly larger then 2
> inches
> when i measure it with a ruler.when i then print circle on my page
> measures 1.625.
> because i am a machinist i never use a ruler on my blue prints but i
> assumed that
> most prints were exactly scaled to real world measuring devices unless
> other wise
> stated print not to scale.if the scale is not exact on my drawings on the
> scale
> line in the text box what should be written. thanks