I am doing a floor plan on SW. Can I invoke architectural format?
Before I offer a suggestion, what are the maximum dimensions of the part you are modeling?
The main "part" is a floor plan on a retail space we plan to open a store in. The dimensions of the space are 58 feet deep by a little over 17 feet wide.
In that case I wouldn't concern myself with any scale and model 1:1. You can print a drawing to any scale. I try to never use scale in any of my modeling.
I will play around with that and see what I can come up with.
My point is that you can model to actual size given the limitations you have told me of. It will save you a ton of time not having to concern yourself with scaling any dimensions. I have done very few of those, if I remember correctly just two. I found it interesting that I could enter feet and inches as such, 17 feet 10 and 3/4 inches as: "17*12+10.75".
I think the benefit of an architectural scale is that there is a simple multiplier to get back to real world values. I recently read that even with the prevalence of laptops and tablets, prints are still widely used in the building industry.
Now that I think about it, maybe an Imperial architectural scale only applies to the United States and the one other country that has not adopted the metric system. The rest of the world just moves a decimal point.
Bernie is right. Model things in your part and assembly file to 1:1 scale since SWX handles those sizes just fine. Save the architectural scale for a drawing.
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