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# Scaling a drawing

## Scaling a drawing

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I appreciate your helping me with my question.

I understand that all drawing are drawn at actual dimension in Microstation.I have a drawing which shows 1-24 scale and I need to print it out and measure some dimensions on it. I don't have any ruler that has 1-24 scaling ratio on it and even if I had it how do I know on which size paper would i print it on.

How would I convert this drawing to a scale ratio for example 1-50 or 1-20 or 1-100 that I have the ruler and on which paper size to print them to show the right scale when I use my ruler.
What if I need to print it on a specific size of paper say size D or E,then what probably the ratio needs to be adjusted in order to have readable texts.

I know that this is a very basic question ,but I appreciate your taking time to answer this or direct me to a source that I can get my answer

### RE: Scaling a drawing

Let's say you've drawn a full-scale beam that's 10 ft long in the cadspace. If it's 1 in = 24 in... that's the same as 1 in = 2 ft. So, your 10 ft long beam would be what, 5 in long on a sheet of paper?

...and if you're using ANSI A, that is, 8.5 in X 11 in, your beam would fit on it.

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