5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2018 4:33 AM by Deepak Gupta

    What is the zoom factor considered for view scale?

    Kranthi Kumar

      I was trying the view scale factor in drawings and found that the view is not getting scaled as per the specified ratio.

      I mean the distance from the page bottom to the block bottom is 41.486 mm (at 1:1 scale) then at 1:2 scale the distance should be 82.972 mm but it is showing as 73.236 mm. I have kept the sheet scale constant (1:1) and changing the view scale.

      What am i doing wrong or is there any other zoom factor that solidworks is considering when scaling.


      At 1:1 scale



      At 1:2 scale



      Thanking you,


        • Re: What is the zoom factor considered for view scale?
          Sachin Murigesh

          Scaling doesn't work that way.When you scale it'll scale the length of the entities in the drawing view.

          Check how you are calculating 82.xxx.



          dist_from_bottom = (X-Y*(scale_factor))

          from your image,  Y(half of block length) = 130/2 = 65

          X(half of sheet height, from image) = 106.486

          for scale 1:1, dist_from_bottom = (106.486-65*1) = 41.486

          for scale 1:2 dist_from_bottom = (106.486-65*(1/2)) = 73.986 (roughly equal to the value shown in SW drawing)


          of course above calculations depends how your drawing view is located wrt the centre of the drawing sheet