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How does AutoCAD scale work ?

AutoCAD 2D drawings are commonly drawn in model space at a 1:1 scale (full-size). In other words, a 12-foot wall is drawn at that size. The drawings are then plotted or printed at a plot “scale” that accurately resizes the model objects to fit on paper at a given scale such as 1/8″ = 1′.

  1. Click View tab Viewports panel Scale Monitor. Find. The Scale Monitor dialog box is displayed.
  2. In the drawing area, move the cursor over the scale area (or a viewport ) and check the Scale Monitor dialog box.
  3. Press ENTER to exit this command.

What does a scale of 1 1000 mean in AutoCAD?

Scaling the viewports – A common metric scale is 1/200 or 1/1000. That means 1 meter on paper = 200 meters in the model space drawing.

How do I match scale in AutoCAD?

  1. Click Home tab Modify panel Scale. Find.
  2. Select the object to scale.
  3. Select the base point.
  4. Enter r (Reference).
  5. Select the first and second reference points, or enter a value for the reference length.

How do you draw 1/100 scale in AutoCAD?

  1. Page size.
  2. Drawing orientation.
  3. Plot style table.
  4. Plot offset.
  5. Other plot options.

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