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Sheet Scale & Plotters | Does anyone still use them?

Question asked by Derek Eldridge on Aug 21, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 30, 2019 by David Matula

I'm curious about everyone's opinion concerning Sheet Scale. 

  • Please state your stage of Drawing use in your response. Such as Designer/Drafter/Engineer, Machine shop floor, Quality Inspection, etc. I'm looking to understand the different views from the different stages of use of the drawings.
  • Also please state your industry. Medical Device, Consumer products, building construction, etc...
    I'm curious if there is a trend of like responses within specific industries. 


1. Do you Print your Drawings on a plotter to scale; So a D size drawing is plotted on D size paper?

2. If the title block references a scale, (even with a note beside it that says, "DO NOT SCALE TO DRAWING") is it important to you that the model views are actually to that scale?

3. If the drawing title says 2:3 and the view is set to a custom scale of 1:3 in the view properties, should the view be labeled as 1:3? Is no label acceptable?

4. Is a drawing without reference to Scale acceptable?

5. What do "you" use Scale for?



Edited 8/22/2019 added request to include the industry you work in.