Problem with scaled drawing

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Problem with scaled drawing

Postby bleedingout » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:09 am


I´m new to QCad and to this forum.
I´m not very familiar with CAD but use the program only for minor changes on some drawings.

I have one drawing which is scaled 1:2
For example there is one dimension 10mm.
If I open the DXF-file using a viewer like eDrawings the dimension is correct shown as 10mm.
If I open the file using QCad the dimension changes to 5mm and so do all other dimensions.
If I say the dimension changes I mean the "written" number on the drawing changes from 10 to 5. And so if I print the drawing the part is half the size it should be...
Is it a bug or a feature? :-)

Thanks a lot in advance for all your help

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Postby bleedingout » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:35 am

thanks for all your help :lol:

We have deceided not to use QCad any longer.

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Postby michael » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:43 am

QCad itself does not scale a drawing. You can not say: I will draw within a 1:2 scaling system.

But sure you can sale a drawing like this, if needed.

1. Select all entities. "ta"
2. Use the Scale Tool "sz"
3. Enter Factor. For example 2.0. (Coming from a 1:2 drawing.)
4. Thats it.

BTW: If you are not that familiar with CAD you can do a training program vor example here:
(TheCadTrain is not related directly to but a good starting place for learning CAD basics.)
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