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    Default I have a question about scaling objects.

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    This is going to take a bit to explain.

    I have a drawing that I put inside of a template. Now, since I am dimensioning the drawing, etc, the space is too big for the drawing to be contained within the drawing area that I'm restricted to.

    Not a problem right, I scale the drawing? But I want the "numbers" on the dimension to be the same. So that if I make the drawing, say 20% smaller, I still want the dimension numbers to be the same as if they were at 100%. Does this make sense? I don't want my machinist to have to multiply every number by 1.25 to get the "correct" values that I want.

    Is there a way to do this?

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    I would suggest you don't scale the drawing, instead change the scale of the viewport.
    But if you insist, change Dimlfac to 1.2 (I think...)

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    Oh no I don't insist, I'll do whatever makes the most sense. However part of the problem is that the template is in the way. Is there a way for me to apply the template onto the drawing after I'm done with the dimensions, etc?

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    Are you working in Paperspace viewports or just Model space?

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    Right now I'm in Paperspace.

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean by template. Is that your titleblock/border?

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    Yeah, that's my title block.

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    The title block is in PS? And you have a viewport to see your model space objects?

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    I think so, I'm not sure about the viewport though. Here's my screengrab if that helps:
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    Draw everything full scale 1;1 then scale the viewport to the plotter size.

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