# How do you scale a CAD drawing?

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## What is a scale in CAD?

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′.

## How do you change the scale of a drawing?

If you would like to change scale of your drawing, open your drawing, then go to Environment>Drawing Page, choose the Scale tab and type in the Scale, eg. 1″=8′.

## How do you calculate the scale of a drawing?

The scale is shown as the length in the drawing, then a colon (“:”), then the matching length on the real thing. Example: this drawing has a scale of “1:10”, so anything drawn with the size of “1” would have a size of “10” in the real world, so a measurement of 150mm on the drawing would be 1500mm on the real horse.

## What is AutoCAD scale factor?

Scale Factor. Multiplies the dimensions of the selected objects by the specified scale. A scale factor greater than 1 enlarges the objects. A scale factor between 0 and 1 shrinks the objects. You can also drag the cursor to make the object larger or smaller.

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## What are the shortcut keys in AutoCAD?

Shortcut Keys Reference

Shortcut Key Description
ALT+F11 Displays the Visual Basic Editor (AutoCAD only)
CTRL+F2 Displays the Text window
CTRL+F4 Closes the current drawing
CTRL+F6 Moves to the next file tab

## How do you scale a block in CAD?

To Ensure Uniform Scaling in a Block Reference

1. Click Drafting tab > Block panel > Block Editor.
2. Open the block definition in the Block Editor.
3. In the Block Editor, make sure nothing is selected.
4. In the Properties Inspector, under Block, click Scale Uniformly.
5. On the drop-down list, select Yes.

## How do you scale a drawing on a calculator?

To scale an object to a smaller size, you simply divide each dimension by the required scale factor. For example, if you would like to apply a scale factor of 1:6 and the length of the item is 60 cm, you simply divide 60 / 6 = 10 cm to get the new dimension.

## What is a to scale drawing?

a drawing which has been reduced or enlarged from its original size, to a specified scale.