# How do you scale a drawing in model space in AutoCAD?

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How to scale up in AutoCAD – Window select the object(s), type SCALE, and then specify a number larger than 1. Hit Enter. The size of the object(s) will SCALE UP by that scale factor.

## How do I scale a model space in AutoCAD?

To Set the Dimension Scale for Model Space Dimensions in Layouts

1. Click Home tab Annotation panel Dimension Style. …
2. In the Dimension Style Manager, select the style you want to change. …
3. In Modify Dimension Style dialog box, Fit tab, under Scale for Dimension Features, select Scale Dimension to Layout (Paper space).

Scale Factor. Multiplies the dimensions of the selected objects by the specified scale. A scale factor greater than 1 enlarges the objects. A scale factor between 0 and 1 shrinks the objects. You can also drag the cursor to make the object larger or smaller.

## How do you calculate scale?

To scale an object to a smaller size, you simply divide 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 60 cm, you simply divide 60 / 6 = 10 cm to get the new dimension.

## How do u find the scale factor?

The scale factor = Smaller figure dimensions ÷ Larger figure dimensions = 20/40 = 1/2. Therefore, the scale factor used to create the smaller polygon is 1/2. Example 3. A triangle was increased by a scale factor of 2 resulting in the new dimensions as 6 units by 10 units by 12 units.

## How do you change the scale of a drawing?

If you would like to change scale of your drawing, open your drawing, then go to Environment>Drawing Page, choose the Scale tab and type in the Scale, eg. 1″=8′.

## Should all model space drawings be 1 1?

You always draw at 1:1 scale in modelspace. Always. 1/20, 1/50 and others are plot/print paper scales: you decide we after you draw at 1:1 scale what to plot to, its the most flexible easy way ever. Try the variable “psltscale” (change it to 1) in paperspace.

## What is a scale of 1 100?

Ratio scales

If the scale of the plan is 1 : 100, this means the real measurements are 100 times longer than they are on the plan. So 1 cm on the plan represents a real length of 100 cm (1 metre) 