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What determines what scale the first view is

Question asked by Mark Greenwell on Mar 26, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 27, 2015 by Mark Greenwell

Hi All


What determines what scale is used on placing the1st view on a drawing.


Generally we us A3 size paper for single component drawings.


When I bring a part into the drawing I usually (but not always) have to go to the model sheet properties and change the scale so it looks better on the drawing.


For example on one part I brought it in and the scale was 20:1 so it looked tiny on the drawing.


So I had to change this to 10:1 to make it look better.


What determines the initial scale on placing the 1st view?






Mark (SolidWorks 2015 sp2.5)