How do I scale a DWG in Solidworks?

How do I scale a drawing in Solidworks?

To scale a sketch:

  1. In an active sketch, click Modify Sketch. (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Modify.
  2. In the dialog box, under Scale About, select one of the following: Option. Description. Sketch origin. …
  3. Type a value for Factor, and press Enter. You cannot scale a sketch that has external references.
  4. Click Close.

How do you scale text in SOLIDWORKS?

To set a custom text scale:

  1. Click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Detailing . …
  2. In the dialog box, clear Always display text at the same size.
  3. In Text scale, select Custom.
  4. In the two fields, enter the first and second value of the custom scale.

How do you scale an entity in SOLIDWORKS?

Scaling Sketch Entities

  1. In Edit Sketch mode click Scale Entities. (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Scale.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Scale, select sketch entities for Sketch item or annotations.
  3. Under Parameters: Click Base Point (Scale Point Defined) to set a Base point. …
  4. Click .

How do you set a sheet scale in Solidworks?

You can change the scale of a drawing sheet by selecting a scale from a predefined list or specifying a custom scale. To change the scale of an existing drawing sheet: In the status bar, click Sheet Scale and click a scale. If there are annotations in the drawing sheet, specify options in the dialog box and click OK.

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How do you change the scale of a drawing?

Task 1: Rescale a drawing, using the same unit



Start the scaling command with SC (or SCALE). Make a selection for the objects that need to be included in the scaling operation. Click in the drawing for the first point of the scaling base (base point). Type R to activate Reference scaling.

How do I add a scale annotation in Solidworks?

Display Scale in Orthogonal Views

  1. In a drawing, click Options (Standard toolbar) or Tools > Options.
  2. On the Document Properties tab, expand View Labels and click Orthographic.
  3. Select Show label if view scale differs from sheet scale.
  4. Click OK. Scale Displayed. Scale Not Displayed.

How do you change the size of a dimension in Solidworks?

To change a dimension:

  1. Double-click a dimension. The Modify dialog box appears.
  2. Change the dimension value with the arrows, thumbwheel , mouse wheel, or by typing in the dimension box. …
  3. Choose from: …
  4. Use the buttons as follows:

How do you scale print in SOLIDWORKS?

To print the whole drawing sheet:

  1. Click File > Print. …
  2. Under Document Printer, click Page Setup.
  3. In the Page Setup dialog box, under Resolution and Scale, select Scale to fit to print the entire sheet on the page, or select Scale and type a value.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click OK again to print the document.

How do you copy and scale in SOLIDWORKS?

Scaling Sketch Entities

  1. Click Base Point (Scale Point Defined) to set a Base point. , and then click in the graphics area to set the point to Scale about.
  2. Set a value for Scale Factor. . …
  3. To keep the original sketch entities and create copies of the scaled entities: Select Copy.
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