# What is scale in AutoCAD drawing?

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AutoCAD 2D drawings are commonly drawn in model space at a 1:1 scale (full-size). In other words, a 12-foot wall is drawn at that size. The drawings are then plotted or printed at a plot “scale” that accurately resizes the model objects to fit on paper at a given scale such as 1/8″ = 1′.

## Why scale is used in AutoCAD?

Enlarges or reduces selected objects, keeping the proportions of the object the same after scaling. To scale an object, specify a base point and a scale factor. The base point acts as the center of the scaling operation and remains stationary.

## How do you find the scale in AutoCAD?

To Check the Scale of a Scale Area or Viewport (AutoCAD Mechanical Toolset)

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 do scale drawings?

Drawings can be scaled up or down using either a calculator or a scale rule. To scale a drawing using a calculator: divide the measurement by the scale if you want to reduce the drawing in size, or. multiply the measurement by the scale if you want to increase it in size.

## 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.

## 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)

## How do I change the scale of a drawing 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.

## What is a word scale?

a) The word scale expresses the scale in words, e.g. “One centimetre represents half a kilometre.” b) The ratio scale is written as a ratio or a fraction,e.g. 1:50 000 or 150000. This means that one unit (e.g. cm) on the map represents 50 000 of the same unit (cm) of the earth surface. 