Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Scale, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- On my screen I have some 1x1 squares…that I need to scale to different sizes.…One needs to be half the size it currently is.…The other twice the size.…To accomplish this, I'm gonna use the scale command.…You'll find the command here.…And then I'll select my objects.…I'll press Return, and I'm asked to select my base point.…This is the point from which I will scale the object.…I'm gonna click here and drag my cursor.…Notice that the further away from the base point…I get, the larger my square becomes.…
And the closer I get, the smaller it becomes.…I'm gonna scale it out and just click a point here.…However, I did mention that I needed specific sizes…for these squares. Let's repeat the process…on the other square by typing in sc for scale,…pressing Return, I'll select my square,…press Return again, and this time I'll use this corner…as my base point.…Now for the scale factor, I'm gonna type in .5.…For the scale factor, remember that 1 is equal to…about 100%, so smaller than 1 would scale my object smaller.…
And larger than 1 would increase the size.…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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