15 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2015 8:31 AM by Mark Greenwell

    What determines what scale the first view is

    Mark Greenwell

      Hi All

       

      What determines what scale is used on placing the1st view on a drawing.

       

      Generally we us A3 size paper for single component drawings.

       

      When I bring a part into the drawing I usually (but not always) have to go to the model sheet properties and change the scale so it looks better on the drawing.

       

      For example on one part I brought it in and the scale was 20:1 so it looked tiny on the drawing.

       

      So I had to change this to 10:1 to make it look better.

       

      What determines the initial scale on placing the 1st view?

       

      20-1.PNG10-1.PNG

       

      Thanks

       

      Mark (SolidWorks 2015 sp2.5)