Scaling - size of 'dimension' text to plot size

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Yogi62, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Yogi62

    Yogi62 Guest

    I'm trying to print to an A4 size paper on a small home printer and want the
    height of the dimension text to be 'scaled' so that I can clearly read it.
    The drawing extent is 3000mm x 2500mm what do I need to do to be able to
    read he text ?

    thanks in advance
     
    Yogi62, Jul 22, 2004
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  2. Yogi62

    teiarch Guest

    If you prefer to dimension in model space.....

    A scale factor spplied to a viewport reduces the size of all images seen through the viewport.

    If you want the plotted size of text to be 3mm as was mentioned, text placed in model space must be larger by the scale factor the the viewport. For example, 3mm plotted size text would have to be 300mm high if the viewport scale factor is 1:100.

    Remember when defining a text style, leave the text height at zero; set it to the desired height when defining the dimension style it's used with.

    Hope this helps and not confuses...
     
    teiarch, Jul 24, 2004
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  3. Yogi62

    Yogi62 Guest

    Thanks guys. All okay now.


    placed in model space must be larger by the scale factor the the viewport.
    For example, 3mm plotted size text would have to be 300mm high if the
    viewport scale factor is 1:100.
    it to the desired height when defining the dimension style it's used with.
     
    Yogi62, Jul 24, 2004
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