## What is the purpose of scale in AutoCAD?

**Enlarges or reduces selected objects, keeping the proportions of the object the same after scaling**. To scale an object, specify a base point and a scale factor.

## What is the scale in AutoCAD?

AutoCAD 2D drawings are commonly drawn in model space at a **1:1 scale** (full-size). In other words, a 12-foot wall is drawn at that size. The drawings are then plotted or printed at a plot “scale” that accurately resizes the model objects to fit on paper at a given scale such as 1/8″ = 1′.

## How do you do scale drawings?

Drawings can be scaled up or down using either a calculator or a scale rule. To scale a drawing using a calculator: **divide the measurement by the scale if you want to reduce the drawing in size**, or. multiply the measurement by the scale if you want to increase it in size.

## How do you scale factor in AutoCAD?

**To Scale an Object by a Scale Factor**

- Click Home tab Modify panel Scale. Find.
- Select the object to scale.
- Specify the base point.
- Enter the scale factor or drag and click to specify a new scale.

## What is the application of scale command?

The SCale command uniformly scales — enlarges or reduces — objects up or down by a factor that you specify. Here’s how it works: **Press Esc to make sure that no** command is active and no objects are selected.

## How do you set limits in AutoCAD?

**To Set the Display Limits of the Grid**

- At the Command prompt, enter limits.
- Enter the coordinates for a point at the lower-left corner of the grid limits.
- Enter the coordinates for a point at the upper-right corner of the grid limits.
- At the Command prompt, enter griddisplay, and enter a value of 0.

## What is the scale factor for 1 20?

1″ = 20′ Multiply the feet by 12. 20 x 12 = Scale **Factor 240**.

## How do you calculate scale?

To scale an object to a smaller size, you **simply divide each dimension by the required scale factor**. For example, if you would like to apply a scale factor of 1:6 and the length of the item is 60 cm, you simply divide 60 / 6 = 10 cm to get the new dimension.

## What is a scale of 1 100?

Ratio scales

If the scale of the plan is 1 : 100, this means the **real measurements are 100 times longer than they are on the plan**. So 1 cm on the plan represents a real length of 100 cm (1 metre)