# What is the purpose of scale in AutoCAD?

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AutoCAD scales the distance between objects as well as the objects themselves. For example, if you select a circle to scale, pick a point outside the circle as the base point and then specify a scale factor of 2.

## What is scale command?

1) Scale command is used for enlarging or reducing the size of the selected objects by keeping the proper proportion of objects after scaling.

## What is the CAD scale?

Architectural Scales

Drawing Scale Scale Factor Viewport Scale
3/32″ = 1′-0″ 128 1/128xp
1/8″ = 1′-0″ 96 1/96xp
3/16″ = 1′-0″ 64 1/64xp
1/4″ = 1′-0″ 48 1/48xp

## How do I find scale in AutoCAD?

To Check the Scale of a Scale Area or Viewport

1. Click View tab Viewports panel Scale Monitor. Find. The Scale Monitor dialog box is displayed.
2. In the drawing area, move the cursor over the scale area (or a viewport ) and check the Scale Monitor dialog box.
3. Press ENTER to exit this command.

## How do you scale a bar in AutoCAD?

Click Layout Tools tab > Scale Bar. Select a scale bar style from the list. To use a custom style, click Load Custom Scale Bar and navigate to the drawing containing the scale bar block. Select a viewport for the scale bar.

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## What is a 1 1 scale?

A distance at full size : The distance at the scale used that would be the same length. For example: A full size drawing would be 1:1 (or sometimes 1/1 or ‘one to one’). A half size drawing would be 1:2.

## What is scale in mechanical drawing?

Scale: ratio of length of a drawn object relative to its length in “real space.” A proportional representation of an object either reduced or enlarged.

## What is AutoCAD annotation scale?

Annotation scale is used to determine text height or the overall scale of an annotation object. The approach used to calculate an annotation scale depends on whether the object is placed in model space or on a layout.

## What does the scale 1/100 convert to?

A 1:100 scale is the representation of an object and/or subject that is 100 times smaller that it’s real world size of 1. So when reading this scale, 1 unit is the equivalent and equal to 100 units.

## How do you calculate scale?

To scale an object to a larger size, you simply multiply each dimension by the required scale factor. For example, if you would like to apply a scale factor of 1:6 and the length of the item is 5 cm, you simply multiply 5 × 6 = 30 cm to get the new dimension.

## How do you scale a plot in AutoCAD?

Scale a Drawing to Fit the Page

1. Click Output tab Plot panel Plot. Find.
2. In the Plot dialog box, under Plot Scale, select the Fit to Paper option. The resulting scale is automatically calculated. The ratio of plotted units to drawing units in the custom scale boxes is displayed.
3. Click OK to plot the drawing.
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## How do you use a bar scale?

A scale bar can be used like a small ruler to determine distances on maps. These are easy to add to your map – simply click Insert on the top bar menu, then select Scale Bar. There are a number of predefined scale bars to choose from – after you select one, you can change many of its properties.

## How do I change the scale in AutoCAD?

To Change the Scale of a Drawing View

1. Move the cursor over the drawing view to edit. The drawing view border appears.
2. Click an empty area inside the drawing view. Grips appear.
3. Click the lookup grip. A menu appears.
4. Select the new scale from the menu.