# How do you scale accurately in SketchUp?

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## How do you scale down accurately?

When scaling down, divide the original measurements by the second number in your ratio.

Convert the actual measurements with the ratio.

1. Some ratios may be irregular, like 5:7. …
2. For example, if scaling down with a 1:2 ratio, a length of 4 inches (10 cm) would become 2 inches (5.1 cm) because 4 ÷ 2 = 2.

## What is the scale tool in Sketchup?

The scale tool is a great function in Sketchup, allowing quick resizing of objects while retaining proportions. Most of us use the scale tool on groups and components, but you can also scale anything in Sketchup, including any number of entities in a selection.

## How do you scale things up?

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 you scale down a house plan?

The easiest way you can make a scaled room plan is to use graph paper. To use this method you are basically counting squares as feet. For example, if your wall was 12′ 6″ (twelve feet, six inches) your line would be 12 1/2 squares long. Your windows would convert from 3′ (feet) to 3 squares.

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## What do you click on hold and drag in order to re size the shape?

Hold down CTRL+SHIFT. Move the mouse pointer over one of the handles and then click and drag the mouse.

## How can you resize a shape?

Resize a shape

1. Select the shape that you want to resize.
2. Click and drag one of the selection handles that appear on the sides and corners. To maintain the shape’s proportions, drag a corner handle, or hold the Shift key while you drag the handle.

## What scale does tool use?

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## What is scale in drafting?

A scale is a dimension that represents the structure shown in a plan. A scale is also a ruler used in drawing and measuring architectural and engineering plans. Architectural scales units are based on foot/inch dimensions. Floor plan drawings are usually drawn to the scale of 1/4″ = 1′-0″.