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# Reducing the scale of a part.

Valued Contributor

Hello All,

I have  Helical gear thart I want to reduce in size,  ie scale it down by half.  I opened a new blank part workspace then part copy and this is where my problem comes in.. I can scale it up but what is the procedure for scaling down ?

I tried uniforn scale at -.5 but get the message saying the number must be greater than zero [ or some such message ]

I did try the following equation 1-2=-1  but no joy.

Maybe it is not possible to reduce a part only enlarge it.

Regards,

Raymond.

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# Re: Reducing the scale of a part.

Gears Honored Contributor

Hi @inconel

Avoid using a negative value.

Just try using 0.5 for scaling down by half.

# Re: Reducing the scale of a part.

Valued Contributor

@Tushar  Sorry for the late reply, did as suggested and scales down perfectly.  I previously tried every formula I could think of  except the obvious one.

Many thanks with this.

Regards,

Raymond.