Re: Scale Questions
- From: "Vladimir Tserijemiwtz" <vtserijemiwtz@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 21:33:43 -0400
"Janice G" <jjgm55@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Turn on the viewport layer and then re-size it. You can check "no plot"
in the layer manager and then leave the viewport layer "on" for future
adjustments if needed.
Vladimir Tserijemiwtz wrote:
On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 23:42:06 -0400, sycochkn <sycochkn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Vladimir Tserijemwtz" <vt@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
I'm not clear on the subject of scale. Let's say I create a drawing inset the layer to the one you want the viewport on
model space, a floor plan and a couple of sections for a commercial
building, all drawn at full scale, that it I just start drawing when
2004 opens up. Then I go to the one of the Layout pages and create a
viewports. I want to show the floor plan at 1/4"=1'-0" and the detailed
sections at say 3/4"=1'-0".
How do I handle this? I don't seem to understand how SCALE works.
Open layout tab.
Right click on layout tab
Left click modify
Select Paper size and Drawing orientation
Plot scale 1:1
Left click on border of viewport
use the handles to adjust the size
double click inside the view port to go to model space
center the image you want in the viewport with the pan icon
exit the pan command
set the plotting scale in the drop down tab in the viewport command tab
readjust the image location with the pan icon
exit the pan command
double click outside the viewport to return to paper space
select the border of the viewport
select display locked yes to lock the scale setting and image location
you can resize or relocate the view port without unlocking the display
additional view ports are modified in the same manner. Once you have
with this a bit I am sure you will have other questions related to such
things as dimensioning. Inserting or xrefing the title block and or
I seem to have stepped into a real pile with this excercise. I wanted the
viewport frames to be invisible when I plot so I created a layer called
viewports and put all three of them in it. Then I turned the layer off
and of course I got what I wanted. But now I can't seem to get the
viewport selected properly in paper space so I can resize it. I can use
Ctrl+R to select the viewports in model space but that won't let me
resize them. I turned the viewport layer back on but I still cannot see
the viewport boundries while in paper space. I think it maybe that I set
one of the viewports at the extreme limits of the paper and use it to
place a title block on the drawing. I created a new layout and left off
the big viewport and I can select and resize these but I'm stumped as to
how to get the other layout I've worked so hard to get just right like I
Thanks again and any other advice you can offer will be appreciated.
By George, I think I've got it....Thanks everyone...I found that when I made
the viewport frames not print I had used another method. I froze the layer.
Now I found the error of my ways and I even got the scale to work perfectly,
different for whichever viewport I want. This is so cool...and remember,
you're hearing this from someone who started my first drafting job in 1978
when we still drew on green vinyl drawing boards and sharpened our pencil
leads with a pad of sandpaper on a stick.
Did someone say "Dry Erase"
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