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Changing a Scaled Drawing to from 1:100 to 1:1

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Funkgonefooey

Hi,

 

I am pretty new to AutoCAD. I have a drawing which I need to copy & paste into a new CAD document. It is a base build drawing that has been scaled 1:100 within the model space. I am trying to copy & paste it into a CAD template document however it is not converting the scale 1:1: the scale I want to work in and the selected scaled within the template. Do I need to convert the base build AutoCAD model space to 1:1 and then copy & paste it across?

 

I hope I have made myself clear as it the the first time I am using a forum.

 

Regards,

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dbroada

Welcome.

 

Congraatulations on wanting to draw at 1:1 in model space. :) Most of these scale questions are through somebody wanting to scale their model space and they have got themselves hopelessly lost.

 

I am not sure of the best way to do this but I would scale the original by 100 to get that at 1:1 (possibly save with a temporary file name) and then copy/paste that into your new drawing.

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Tiger

Hi Funk and welcome to the forums!

 

You should be able to after you have copied all of it over to the new drawing to use the command SCALE to scale it up 100 times.

 

AutoCADs own scaling feature is not something a rookie at AutoCAD need to get her head around right at the start.

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dbroada

or to put it another way - there are many ways to nearly everything in AutoCAD!

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Funkgonefooey

Thank you. How would I actually do that? Do I need to select scale in Modify and then?

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Dadgad
Thank you. How would I actually do that? Do I need to select scale in Modify and then?[/quote

 

 

Welcome to the forum. :)

Start by entering SC at the commandline, then follow the instructions at the commandline. The image shows the series of steps needed to do it.

scale command.JPG

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Tiger

Look at the commandline at the bottom of the screen, that is where AutoCAD will tell you what it wants from you.

 

Hint: it should say Select Objects:

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Tiger

great minds think alike again! :D

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Murph_map

Another way to do it is use the insert command and insert the 1:100 dwg into your dwg and set the X-Y scale to 100 and check the "Explode" radio box in the insert dialog.

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Funkgonefooey

Thank you all. All sorted. That was a great help.

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Cadd Kalai

Thanks for the scale ratio tips

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