everytime I want to scale something on my drawing I have to a custom scale, I do I change the drawings scales to imperial factors that show up everytime I start a new drawing?
I check in SolidWorks Knowledge base and I found that it is a limitation in SW.
but since you mean that such scale you need is for a particular view usually not for the entire drawing sheet so I think Macro is the solution if it is critical for you.
Actually if you start with a template with a set scale, I think that will set it to what you want. I think there is also a setting that sets what the scale is when you first import a part into a drawing, and you might have to turn that off if you want a pre-set scale.
Steven Mills wrote: Actually if you start with a template with a set scale, I think that will set it to what you want. I think there is also a setting that sets what the scale is when you first import a part into a drawing, and you might have to turn that off if you want a pre-set scale.
Steven Mills wrote:
I believe this is the setting you're referring to:
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Do you mean setting the scale on the drawing sheet? If so, right click on sheet format and hit properties
change scale of sheet here.
hit apply changes on bottom.
Tom dunn wrote: Do you mean setting the scale on the drawing sheet? If so, right click on sheet format and hit propertieschange scale of sheet here. hit apply changes on bottom. scale changes
Tom dunn wrote:
This is how I approach drawing scale as well (even though I think the OP is about scale lists management).
But I also monitor the view's scale type because if a view isn't set to use the sheet scale (and it doesn't have a note linked to the view's scale), then the overall sheet scale shown above can be misleading.
This also applies to views (w/o linked view scale notes) with their scale set to their parent's view. if the parent view isn't set to sheet scale.
I never thought about it, not using Imperial, but I'm imagining measuring 2" 3/16" with a ruler on a drawing, which clearly wasn't printed in the right size or on the right kind of sheet, with it mentioning a scale of 3/4" =1' and where the dimension says it's 40" 5/8" and where one wants to figure out the length of something that wasn't dimensioned on the drawing.
*the mind boggles*
To qoute Aretha Franklin : "R.E.S.P.E.C.T."
Definitely not something I would care to tackle without a calculator at hand or at least a serious sized notepad.
I make it simple for everyone, I have scale as "NONE" on all drawings.
it's weird because the scale factors are different from another drawing I did, what I'd like is it to give me imperial scale factors (1:2, 1:12, 1:24, etc...) not metric (1:20, 1:40, etc...) I have a drawing template that I use every time and I'm always changing things to how I want it to work the more I use Solidworks so I'm sure I must've clicked or unclicked something to change the custom scales. I just find it tiresome to keep manually changes the scale factors every time I create a view if the scale I want isn't listed
this is what my other drawing had as scale options for different views.
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