Scaling elements


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Scaling elements

If you've ever used a copy machine to enlarge or reduce a photograph, you already know how the Scale command works. Scale allows us to make our geometry larger or smaller by multiplying its current size by a scale factor. In this lesson, we'll look at the workflow behind the Scale command. On my screen, I have three equally sized stop signs. Let's say that I'd like to resize this sign on the left, such that it's half its current size. To do that, I'll use the Scale command. Scale can be found in the Modify panel of the Ribbon.

After launching the command, I'll select the geometry I want to scale and press Enter. Then I will choose a Base Point. The Base Point is the point at which the geometry is going to get larger or smaller. I'm going to select an endpoint down here at the bottom of the pole. As I move my cursor, you can see our geometry is getting larger or smaller relative to that point. Since I want the geometry to be half its current siz...

Scaling elements
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Scaling elements provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

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