when you are making a draw in solidworks how can you change the scale from metric to standard (1:50) (1/2"=1')
??? the scale of a drawing is unitless.
you can change the drawing units (for dims and such) in the document properties.
Jeremy is right, scale is not unit-specific. 1/2" = 1" would be 1:24 scale.
1/2"=1" would be 1:2
You're right, that's a typo. It should have been 1/2" = 1'.
Good afternoon Josh,
What I do here is not worry about the scale, except when our Sales people need to make a field visit and use a scale ruler and then I change the scale to meet their needs and then list it as a note on the drawing.
As to change the system documents, I never found anything.
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i understand that you can change the drawing units but when you go and print a big drawing off on a 24x36 with a sheet scale of 1:50 i was wondering if you could change that to a standard scale of something like 1/2'=1' 1/4"=1' because we dont use metric
You can set the scale to anything you need either on the sheet properties level or at the view level with the "Use Custom Scale" set to User Defined.
Do you want to change the way the property $PRP:"SW-Sheet Scale" displays from using a colon to an equal sign? I'm pretty sure that's buried in the options somewhere, but I'm not positive.
1:48 would be 1/4"=1'.
I found no way to automatically have a note that would display the scale in the format 1/4"=1'
you may be able to get some one to write you a macro, but i expect it would need to be run every time you updated the scale of the drawing
SolidWorks does not support Architectural Scales.
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