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20th Mar 2003, 11:42 pm
I am using AutoCad LT 2002
I have experience only with moving things around and hatching areas on pre-existing autocad drawings.
I am trying to determine the scale of the drawing. To do so, I am trying to measure the lenth of a line drawn between two points. I know this distance in "real life" so by getting the AutoCad distance, I can figure out the scale of the drawing, and hopefully continue on from there.
Question: How do I determine the length of a line in AutoCad Units?
HELP ASAP!!! Boss is waiting for me...
21st Mar 2003, 01:05 am
1) Type the command UNITS. All your current details will appear
2) Select a line and hot CTRL+1 and the PROPERTIES docker will appear
with a whole host of info about a line
21st Mar 2003, 06:33 am
Also you may type DIST at the command prompt and pick the two ends of your line. This will help you if you wish to know the distance between two elements but you have no line to check the length
21st Mar 2003, 02:43 pm
It's also worth pointing out that all your AutoCAD drawings should be drawn at full size, 1:1.
21st Mar 2003, 03:45 pm
Thanks everyone. I'll see how it goes and get back to you!
And as for the 1:1 thing.. I don't think it is drawn 1:1... it is a really complicated floor plan of one of the floors in my building.
But, I am so bad with numbers and spatial relationships, Its a wonder I can even work in AutoCad at all!
30th Mar 2003, 07:08 am
It is highly recomended to ALWAYS draw in full scale units, and then just scale your drawing in paper space. Actually you are not "scaling" your drawing, such as using the "scale" command, but setting the zoom factor. Without making it too complicated, simply put, go to your drawing in paper space, and make sure your "viewports" toolbar is turned on. Double-click inside a viewport, and the "viewports" toolbar will tell you what your scale is.
30th Mar 2003, 09:39 pm
No paperspace in 2000+, but LAYOUT
30th Mar 2003, 11:54 pm
LIST is another command if you want the low down on any object in autocad.
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