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matt4

I need the overall dimensions to be 40mm not 80mm!

 

Is there a way to chop this down or something? Without having to draw the whole thing again? :(

 

Thanks,

toolong.JPG

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skipsophrenic

is it just the length? Do you need ti keep the current width?

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ReMark

You could use the STRETCH command to shrink the total length. The command is bi-directional.

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matt4

Hi,

 

Yup, Its just the length.

 

Thanks

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skipsophrenic

Matt4 I was going to suggest the STRETCH command but . . . .

 

Remark you beat me too it again. :thumbsup:

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matt4

Thanks, I will try the stretch command.

 

Within seconds of that post! Tehee :)

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ReMark

Faster than a speeding snail.

 

Matt: Be careful with the STRETCH command. It requires a crossing window be used.

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matt4

Okay, Thanks

 

Can you go through the steps on how to do this? I cannot get it to work correctly.

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ReMark

Best bet and probably the quickest...look in AutoCAD Help. I'd outline the steps now but I got an appointment I must keep.

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ReMark

matt: Did you figure it out?

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Strix

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 :thumbsup:

 

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

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matt4

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 :)

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dbroada

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.

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skipsophrenic

what u got u're units set up to?

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matt4
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

 

what u got u're units set up to?

 

What units do you mean?

 

Thanks :)

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Strix

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?

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dbroada

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

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skipsophrenic

 

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

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Dipali

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

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matt4

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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