I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY MORALES68 (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 9 Nov 08 10:24 I SET MY UNITS,MY DRAWING LIMITS AND START DRAWING WHEN I FINISH AND TRAY TO PLOT IN SCALE 1/8"=1' MY DRAWING APPEAR TO SMALL IF ANY TIPS I WILL REALLY APPRECIATE TANK YOU. RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY IRstuff (Aerospace) 9 Nov 08 21:45 WTF are you talking about? First, please refrain from using all caps; it's harder to read, and usually implies SHOUTING.Second, we are not mind readers; if you don't explain what package you are using, we're not going to bother to guess.Third, please refrain from multiple postings. IF you must, you can Red Flag your previous posting, which appears to be about the same subject. TTFNFAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY chicopee (Mechanical) 9 Nov 08 22:52 Sound like he is using ACAD and this is not the right forum. RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY MORALES68 (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 11 Nov 08 23:19 Tank you for you in formation i am using cad 2005 if you can give me a tip i will really appreciate RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY MORALES68 (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 11 Nov 08 23:24 chicopee i using cad 2005 if this is not the forum where i can go to resolve my problem RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY IRstuff (Aerospace) 12 Nov 08 00:20 If you are using Autocad, then go to the Autocad forum TTFNFAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY chicopee (Mechanical) 12 Nov 08 17:29 Morales68, this question has been answered in the ACAD forum manytimes, do a search. I have personally answered this question but that was a long time ago and I think that my answer is still in the ACAD forum. RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY MORALES68 (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 13 Nov 08 01:47 One more time tank you for the tips chicopee , IRstuff RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY chicopee (Mechanical) 13 Nov 08 22:07 I was looking thru my past replies and could not find my old answer. So, here we go:Scaling drawings in ACAD goes back to the fundamentals.Draw the object to its actual dimensions in model space (MS). In layout and paper space folder, open a view port and do a Z>A to see your drawing done in MS. The drawing you see is unlikely to be in the scale that you want it to be. To scale that drawing you have to know what they call a scale factor and this is how you get it.let's the scale that you want is 1/8" = 1' this is equivalent to 1/8"=12" hence, scale factor(SF)will be 8*12=96 Now make sure that while in layout the bottom folder in on model space, then type Z>S>1/96nX and enter the drawing will then be scaled to 1/8"=1'. You can do a test and let's that an aspect of the object has a dimension of 2" in paper space,when you switch to model space it will be 16'when you do a DI. That same principle applies to whatever scale you select either in imperial or metric. A short cut would be to use the Viewport toolbar when in layout. In the toolbar, select the scale that you want (1/8"=1') or you may have to enter your own decimal value derive from the reciprocal of the scale factor, the drawing will automatically be to scale. Be sure to switch back to paper space folder afterward so as not to mess up the scaled drawing. RE: I CAN'T PUT MY DRAWING SCALE CORECTLY tony45power (Civil/Environmental) 7 Mar 09 15:09 i dont see why you say this should be in autocad forum. today most surveyors work with survey programs that are designed with autocad!!!i personally use carlsonsurvey witch is a autocad program with addons.you can draw without setting your limits and scale the hole drawing when finished. type in scale on the command line.then type allfollow the commands.