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Enlarging part of a drawing
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* February 15, 2013, 04:12:17 AM
Hi Folks.

I have drawn some components for a model steam locomotive in 1/32nd scale.  These parts, drawn full size, are quite small.  I wish to produce a copy of the parts, but enlarged to twice full-size (magnified effect).  If I select the component, copy and paste it to a another part of the drawing, so far so good.  However, if I then select all the entities of the part, and use the scaling boxes on the editing bar (changing the scale values from 1 to 2, some entities are enlarged, but some remain the same size - eg the x distance may increase, whilst the Y values remain the same.  I stress, that this only happens to 'some' entities, not all of them.

The second problem is that the associated dimensions are also doubled in size, when in fact I wish them to remain the original value. 

How can I achieve an enlargement of a part of a drawing with the correct dimensions?



February 15, 2013, 04:32:08 AM
Hi Keith

If you have objects that you have applied a "Thickness" too then this is locked in there properties....Explode once removes this lock...


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* February 15, 2013, 04:47:23 AM
Changing the scale of a part to something other than full scale is a bad idea.

Two things you can do.

1. If printing from Model Space... rather then change the size of your part... try changing the print scale to 2:1 or 4:1... etc., when you print. This won't effect  the dimension readings... although the text, leaders, and such may appear rather large when printed... which is an easy fix.

2. If printing from Paper Space... use viewports and adjust the viewport to show the part at the size you want.

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