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2D house plan conversion
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* October 03, 2019, 04:15:46 PM
I suspect that this 2D plan has been drawn by and elderly fellow as an autocad drawing as its in imperial but has metric measurements and whats here is an excellent model. With this 2D plan Id like to revert it to metric which should be straight forward, sure its a simple conversion with a factor for scaling but given that Im not if its got errors and what process to take for exact conversion, please take a look and how is it best done?

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* October 03, 2019, 05:00:14 PM
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I normally open a new from scratch in metric or a template that are in metric, make sure Space Unit/ Presision is at min 6 for accuracy.
Make sure the scale is 1:1
Then insert the drawiing and make sure the 2 checkbox at the rigth side is checked (convert and override) in menu when doing so.
Then the scalefactor is 1/ 25,4 = 0,0393700787401575
Then Select everything in the drawing ( ctrl + A)
Past 0,0393700787401575 in to scale x and y as it is a 2D drawing and hit enter

In this drawing they have scaled it to fit a paper in 1:100 so it is 1:98, something, so make sure its 1:1 in Space Units afterwards
Find a long measurement to check, i used the 16100 at the top in this drawing, make a Ortho Dimension on the same place/ points, and the result should be 16100, the fun thing is that the original measurement is not a Dimension in TC, but text, maybe it have been exploded or similar at a point.

Torfinn

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* October 03, 2019, 05:43:59 PM
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Thanks Torfinn I appreciate that. 😜

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* October 03, 2019, 06:10:42 PM
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I dont see any override checkbox?

Should I keep the aspect ratio?

After doing your above steps I just end up with a circle and another line but the rest of the drawing just disappears.

« Last Edit: October 03, 2019, 06:15:24 PM by Darryl W »

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* October 03, 2019, 06:27:27 PM
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When you "Insert" the tcw in to a new from scratch or template
See Attached

BTW, last time i see that combo it was from someone in the French "part" of Canada :)

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* October 03, 2019, 07:30:36 PM
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Got it now.

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October 05, 2019, 03:25:11 AM
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I normally open a new from scratch in metric or a template that are in metric, make sure Space Unit/ Presision is at min 6 for accuracy.
Make sure the scale is 1:1
Then insert the drawiing and make sure the 2 checkbox at the rigth side is checked (convert and override) in menu when doing so.
Then the scalefactor is 1/ 25,4 = 0,0393700787401575
Then Select everything in the drawing ( ctrl + A)
Past 0,0393700787401575 in to scale x and y as it is a 2D drawing and hit enter

If, by "insert the drawiing", you mean to copy and paste from an open TurboCAD drawing to an empty TurboCAD drawing in the preferred measurement system, then I don't see the need.  I got the proper result by opening the original file, then converting to the Metric System in the Space Units popup menu, making sure that the "Convert units after alteration..." radio button was not selected before clicking on "OK".


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* October 05, 2019, 05:48:48 AM
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No, i use from "Insert >> File >> *.tcw" or whatever format it is, if i know the file is in English system, make sure convert is checked, since i already have a metric drawing open it will change the size, so only need to check/ change scale afterwards and then doublecheck size and scale it down if needed.
This actual drawing is from a guy that print from M Space i believe, the drawing is scaled to fit inside a spesific paper size i assume.
As the scale was 1:98, something for print a drawing in 1:100 on a spesific papersize.
There is a lot of options in TC, this is how i do it most of the time.

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