I am making a 2-D drawing but the drawing I was given to reference is not to scale and I need it to be. Is there a way for me to change the dimension of a line and have the rest of the drawing scale itself to that dimension?
Do you have an example - Scaling can have some issues -
2014 SOLIDWORKS Help - Stretching Sketch Entities
If you only want to to it in the drawing you can use 2012 SOLIDWORKS Help - Broken View Break Line Styles
And just tell appropriate lies in the dimension text when changing it to something you want it to to be.
Another option would be to use
Insert > Model Items
to get all the dimensions used creating the model. If you do that you can double click the dimensions and change them and the model would update to the changes.
You sure got a job ahead of ya - Here is what I would do ...........
Take one dimension and find the difference between the SW dim and drawing dim - then use "Scale Entities" and use the difference as the scale factor.
Before you scale the drawing delete all the cheat dimensions, scale then re-dimension
The problem with that is, the difference between the two dimensions are long, seemingly endless decimals.
Forgot to attach the drawing
Use one of the seemingly endless decimal dimensions and use one of the ones given and figure out the ratio - to have an accurate drawing you need to use as many decimals as you can, then after you scale it you can change the decimal factor when you re-dimension the drawing.
The real problem is this....
The drawing wasn't done 1:1 and then scaled down
These drawings were made with dimension blocks/charts in mind, in other words, this is just a pictogram, for assembly and sales people, not shop drawings, IMO.
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