auto scale block to fit drawing scale?

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Kevin, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Guest

    Hi all,

    Does someone know how to insert a plain view block of a window (like the one
    I downloaded from Anderson such that the scale size of the block
    will auto adjust to match the scale of the drawing of a house without having
    to guess and enter the X, Y, Z scale in the scale dialogue box.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Kevin, Sep 30, 2003
  2. Kevin

    Cadalot Guest

    If you draw at 1:1 in model space there should not be a need to scale
    a block thats also drawn at 1:1 if is the size you already want.

    Golden rule = draw the model in model space at 1:1

    Cadalot, Sep 30, 2003
  3. Drag it from the DesignCenter into your drawing and it should do do what
    you want.

    Jürgen Palme, Sep 30, 2003
  4. This can't be done 'cause there's no such thing as "the scale of a drawing"
    other than perhaps in the mind of the (inexperienced)operator. Even if there
    was, the drawings may be assuming different units. See Alan's post.
    If I was going to use a block from a manufacturer, I'd probably 'clean it
    up' and inspect it first, so that it wouldn't
    create more problems than it solved for me.
    Michael Bulatovich, Sep 30, 2003
  5. Kevin

    JP Guest

    We always use a dimscale to get our text, dim's and hatch patterns correct
    on size.
    The drawing is actually 1:1, dimscale f.e. 1:100
    If you insert a block you can read out the dimscale and enter it at the
    insert prompt.
    (setq scl (getvar "dimscale"))
    That should do the trick.

    JP, Sep 30, 2003
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