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Greg P.

Odd Scales

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Hello,

I have been using Vetorworks Spotlight for about a month now with few problems.

Last week I got sent a Auto-CAD file with an odd scale. I can import the file without problem but I would like to be able to draw in a new layer in the original drawings scale.

The scale of the original drawing is 3/16.

Is the best way to handle this drawing to re-scale the drawing to a scale that VW supports?

Thanks for your help.Sincerely,Greg Persinger

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Greg, you can set any VW layer scale manually if you know the corresponding numbers (ratio). If I remember correctly, Arch Graphic Standards has an appendix with all the numbers. Alternately you could use your original idea and re-scale the autocad dwg's. PLC

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3/16" To 1'0" Scale is 1:72

The seat of the pants method to figure this is that this scale is halfway between 1/4" (1:48) & 1/8" (1:96). I do this alot to rescale drawings to 8.5" x 11" paper to fax.

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"3/16" To 1'0" Scale is 1:72 "

Nope. It's 1:64 -->12" / .1875" = 64

And 3/8" = 1'-0" is 1:32, not 1:36.....

There's a handy reference at the back of the VW manual, too.

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Hello,

Thanks to all who responded, all the information was a big help.

The ratio's did the trick.

Greg

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