# Thread: Drawing too long by 40mm

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did you draw it or is it in a drawing you've been given?

if it's in a drawing you've been given, check it isn't a block before you make a start on it

Left click on it, and if the whole thing goes dotted, it's a block and won't stretch, but there are ways to deal with that if necessary

2. Hi,

I think its a scale issue. I have drawn another component and the dimensions should be 45.5mm but are 91mm. So it's doubling up.

The component needs to be twice full size. Whats going wrong? The dimensions need to be correct.

Thanks

3. are you relying on the dimension to tell you the length or have you tried the DIST command too? If you have just drawn it 80mm long that is what it must be. If that then displays 160 when you dimension it you have a problem with your dimension style.

4. what u got u're units set up to?

are you relying on the dimension to tell you the length or have you tried the DIST command too? If you have just drawn it 80mm long that is what it must be. If that then displays 160 when you dimension it you have a problem with your dimension style.
Hi,

The dist command shows this -

Component 1 should be 40mm

Command: dist
Specify first point: Specify second point:
Distance = 80.0024, Angle in XY Plane = 0, Angle from XY Plane = 0
Delta X = 80.0000, Delta Y = 0.6250, Delta Z = 0.0000

and for component 2

Should be 45.5mm

Command: dist
Specify first point: Specify second point:
Distance = 91.3189, Angle in XY Plane = 355, Angle from XY Plane = 0
Delta X = 91.0000, Delta Y = -7.6250, Delta Z = 0.0000

Originally Posted by skipsophrenic
what u got u're units set up to?
What units do you mean?

Thanks

6. why does the y have a value if you're only taking a distance for a horizontal component?

is that intentional?

is the UCS skewed?

7. how did you draw it? If I draw a component that is meant to be 40mm long that is what I get.

8. Originally Posted by matt4

What units do you mean?

Thanks

Type in units and what does the dialogue box come up with?

This is what I've got mine set to

units.JPG

9. select the whole thing & scale it down by .5 (scale factor)

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The UCS is probably screwed. I don't exactly remember how to edit the UCS.

I drew it using relative coordinates. However the first component wasn't drawn using that method.

Units dialog is below:

units.JPG

If I scale it down to .5 is it still scaled to A4?

Thanks

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