# How to set scale in autocad ?

**Best answer: **

- . How to scale down in AutoCAD – Window select the object(s) in AutoCAD, type SCALE, and then specify a number between 0 and 1. Hit Enter.
- . How to scale up in AutoCAD – Window select the object(s), type SCALE, and then specify a number larger than 1. Hit Enter.

## How do you set a scale?

## FAQ

**How do I set scale in AutoCAD layout?**

- Select the layout viewport that you want to modify.
- Right-click, and then choose Properties.
- If necessary, click Display Locked and choose No.
- In the Properties palette, select Standard Scale, and then select a new scale from the list. The scale you choose is applied to the viewport.

**How do I fix scale in AutoCAD?**

Enter the SCALE (Command). Select a base point, such as 0,0,0. Enter the obtained scale factor to adjust all objects in the drawing model to their correct size.

**How do I set units and scale in AutoCAD?**

- Click Utilities Drawing Setup.
- Click the Units tab.
- Under Drawing Units, select the desired units.
- To scale objects that you insert into the current drawing from drawings with different drawing units, select Scale Objects Inserted from Other Drawings.

**How do I create a 1/20 scale in AutoCAD?**

How to scale down in AutoCAD – Window select the object(s) in AutoCAD, type SCALE, and then specify a number between 0 and 1. Hit Enter. The size of the object(s) will SCALE DOWN by that factor.

**What is the meaning of 1 100 scale?**

Ratio scales If the scale of the plan is 1 : 100, this means the real measurements are 100 times longer than they are on the plan. So 1 cm on the plan represents a real length of 100 cm (1 metre)

**How do I match scale in AutoCAD?**

- Click Home tab Modify panel Scale. Find.
- Select the object to scale.
- Select the base point.
- Enter r (Reference).
- Select the first and second reference points, or enter a value for the reference length.

**What does a scale of 1 50 mean?**

So, as the numbers in the scale get bigger, the elements in the drawing get smaller. In a drawing at scale 1:50, there is 1 unit for every 50 unit in real life, at scale 1:100 there is 1 unit for every 100 units in real life and at scale 1:200 there is 1 unit for every 200 units in real life.

**How do you scale a drawing?**

To scale a drawing by hand, start by measuring the width and height of the object you’ll be scaling. Next, choose a ratio to resize your drawing, such as 2 to 1 to double the image in size. Then, multiply your measurements by the first number in your ratio to increase the size.

**How do you scale down?**

To find the final scale factor when you’re scaling up, reduce the ratio to a fraction with a denominator 1. To do this, divide both the numerator and the denominator by the denominator. If you’re scaling down, then reduce the fraction so that the numerator is 1.

**What is the scale factor for 1 20?**

At the scale of 1:20, a drawing of the building is 60 x 1 20 = 3 feet tall and 40 x 1 20 = 2 feet wide. The area of the drawing is 3×2=6 square feet. To find the area of a scale drawing, first use the scale factor to find the new side lengths. Then, multiply the side lengths to find the area.

**How do you do a 1 50 scale?**

You could also say, 1 unit in the drawing is equal to 100 units in real life. So, if we were drawing a table that measured 100cm wide by 200cm long at a scale of 1:50, you would draw the table 2cm wide by 4cm long on your piece of paper. This is worked out by dividing the real life size (100cm) by 50 (1:50 scale).