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Auto cad drawing scaling problem
show user profile  thunderdudesurya
hi friends iam stuck up in lil problem may be some one could know something about it..

here goes.

a client came to me with his home floor plans in PDF format and he told me that
he wants me to work on it now,there is no way i can get the DWG autocaD format plans from the previous who was working on it.So i converted the PDF files to DXF and imorted them into autocad.
now the scales don match,i copied these converted files on one of my old drawings and tried to scale them but i guess iam not getting i right any idea what i can do???

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8/2/2009 3:07:16 AM (last edit: 8/2/2009 3:07:16 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Use basic math and scale them to the right size?

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8/2/2009 4:39:06 AM (last edit: 8/2/2009 4:39:06 AM)
show user profile  jareu
yeah measure any length in one, then measure the other.
equasion is
scale=(desired measurement/current measurement)

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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8/2/2009 5:19:17 AM (last edit: 8/2/2009 5:19:17 AM)
show user profile  Mashedpot8er
Hi there. If you send me the file I can re-scale it for you if you get stuck, you just need to mark which one is to the right scale in the drawing. Or if its got dims on it I can do it anyways. You can go to and email it to me through there if ya like.

If you'd rather do it yourself, I'd go with what the others said, just measure from a known length and scale it.

Cad Monkey

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8/2/2009 6:11:16 AM (last edit: 8/2/2009 6:11:16 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
you can scale by reference in autocad. if your unscaled drawing is all in correct proportions to itself, and you know the correct length of what a line should be, then it's easy from there.

type in 'sc' or scale, then select the objects to be scaled, click on the base point (where ever you want), then press 'r' for reference. you will then be prompted to point out the length of an old line to the length of the new correct line. this will then give you the correct scale.


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8/2/2009 7:44:39 AM (last edit: 8/2/2009 7:44:39 AM)
show user profile  Error404
it happens alot that the scale is off by 10, 100 or 1000. If it's off by a less friendly amount, then yea, measure and scale it, then reset the transforms (reset x-form I believe it is in max?) -

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8/2/2009 10:58:44 AM (last edit: 8/2/2009 10:59:22 AM)
show user profile  thunderdudesurya
Maxforums is great and its jus because of the people in this forum,So helpfull,Thank you so much!! Problemo Solved !!Thank you all for the support..i used all your suggestions and they all worked.Good to be amongst you guys..Cheers!!

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8/2/2009 10:29:39 PM (last edit: 8/2/2009 10:29:39 PM)
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