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Artisan

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« on: September 07, 2004, 01:36:44 PM »
Ok, it has been forever since I tried to use the scale factor in the zoom command. (zoom;scale) The surveyor here is using Field Survey from Autodesk and cannot get his drawing to a scale in Paperspace. When he activates a viewport, the only way he could set it's scale to say 1:20 is to use the scale factor in the zoom command. My question is how is that done? I cannot remember how to do this to save my life. I remember something about xp is paperspace and x is model, but I am not sure. I currently use AutoCad Map and I have a toolbar called Viewports that has a drop down box to set the scale of a viewport in paperspace when activated. He doesn't have this toolbar, so there is no way to set the scale. I have never used Field Survey and he's the surveyor, so I'm just trying to be the CAD all here and fix everyone's problem. Thanks

PDJ

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2004, 01:54:26 PM »
zoom
1/20xp

You were SOOOO close..

hyposmurf

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2004, 02:03:58 PM »
I cant believe I was taught this method when I first started out!Much easier to just change the scale of the vport in properties.

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2004, 02:05:52 PM »
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I cant believe I was tought this method when I first started out!Much easier to just change the scale of the vport in properties.
Only if the PROPERTIES window is already open.  I keep the screen-eatin' PITB closed unless I really need it.

hyposmurf

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2004, 03:02:18 PM »
With 2004 its just a moments click away :) .PITB?Punjab Information Technology Board is the nearest I can find for that. :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2004, 05:21:28 PM »
:lol: that would be

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hyposmurf

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2004, 05:37:58 PM »
:lol: Aha! I was trying to think of some technical CAD term!

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2004, 05:52:59 PM »
This is what I use for scaling VP's.
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(defun c:zx (/ zf)

  (if
    (= (caar (vports)) 1)
    (progn
      (prompt "\nYour not in an active viewport....")
      (exit)
      ); progn
    (setq zf (strcat "1/"(itoa (getint "\nEnter Scale Factor :"))"XP"))
    ); if

  (command "_zoom" zf)

  (princ)

  ); defun
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PDJ

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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2004, 06:00:11 PM »
Umm, I keep that properties tool bar open on my left monitor.. :D

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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2004, 06:05:48 PM »
The problem with the VP toolbar in acad is that it's not setup for scales like we civil people use. i.e. 1:500, 1:1000, etc.........

>Umm, I keep that properties tool bar open on my left monitor

that's a good idea. :D
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2004, 06:33:14 PM »
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:lol: Aha! I was trying to think of some technical CAD term!
Around here it is a technical term. :)

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2004, 06:36:26 PM »
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Umm, I keep that properties tool bar open on my left monitor.. :D
Not enough desktop for two monitors, the second would have to be on top.  We're squeezed for space right now.  Maybe next year we'll add a new building and we can spread out a little.

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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2004, 08:17:31 PM »
At least with 2004 and up, you can set the properties window to autohide.  Then you only have a long vertical strip covering the screen.  I have some toolbars on the left side of my screen, and put the properties strip right next to them; it takes up only as much space as a vertical toolbar, and is easily accessible (just mouseover to expand it).

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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2004, 09:06:30 PM »
Quote from: sinc
At least with 2004 and up, you can set the properties window to autohide.  Then you only have a long vertical strip covering the screen.  I have some toolbars on the left side of my screen, and put the properties strip right next to them; it takes up only as much space as a vertical toolbar, and is easily accessible (just mouseover to expand it).
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2004, 12:11:25 PM »
You don't have anough room for dual flat screens??  That's gotta be one SMALL desk..  and here I thought everything was BIG in Texas.. heheh..