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Scale on the screen

Scale on the screen

Scale on the screen

Dear User. I am new to DS but with little CAD exp. I have problem with scaling. I have to draw floor plan of production hall, size in real 40 (471 inchs )feet by 80 feet (945 inches). So I use DS, set drawing boundary from Format tab, to 0,0 - 11.5,8 = regular A4 format. I have to enter like that, it does not accept boundry like: 500 x 1000. I am using unit=inch. I draw first rectangle which start like 124 and 103 inches from left corner. I can print it correctly (from sheet1 - all geometry). I just can not see it on the screen where the white rectangle is as the area to work on. I have to drastically zoom it out to see my rectangle but then my white area to work on is so small, is so tiny. The white area on screen to work on has the drawing boundry values it can not be increase to hundreds. I know that I have to draft in scale 1:1 then print it in scale to print. What should I do to see just drafted rectangle on the white area on the screen?? Thanks

RE: Scale on the screen

See thread 1480-390822. The "paper" must be adjusted by using the print Configuration Manager. Sylvia

RE: Scale on the screen

Dear Sylvia. Paper was set to Letter, so it was ok. Thanks for respond

RE: Scale on the screen

other words Sylvia, my problem still exists.

RE: Scale on the screen

Are you, perhaps, drawing on the Sheet and not the model tab?

RE: Scale on the screen

Drawing Boundary is not for your sheet size.

You can't draw your giant hall in real units and have it automatically fit on a 8.5x11 rectangle in the same space.

You need to be in the "Model" space/tab and draw it at real-size / full-scale.

Then switch to "Paper" space/tab and set up the sheet there. Then you can create a viewport in that sheet which will have a "scale" property that sizes it appropriately for your sheet, such as 1/4" = 1'-0" or whatever Architectural scale you need to make it fit. A viewport is basically a 'window' looking at your model space objects. This is also where you should add any dimensions or text annotations, as well as a title block if necessary.

This is a good exercise to understand Paperspace, that is for Autocad, but the instructions should be comparable to Draftsight and easy to follow, hopefully: http://www.cadtutor.net/tutorials/autocad/paper-sp...
You can also refer to this thread which should help guide you: http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=343472

RE: Scale on the screen

THank you.

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