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craigr

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Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« on: June 14, 2012, 05:55:17 PM »
After doing CAD for 15 years, I am embarrassed to have to ask this but......

As an example, I have 2 drawings in the same size title blocks.

When I type the zoom command, then 3.2 on one dwg, it zooms the screen to a dfferent size than when I do it to the other dwg.

What is different between the drawings?

It has to be something in the setup of the dwg, but I don't know what to check.

I want to create a custom Icon, but not if the effect is not the same on all dwgs.

craigr

danallen

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Re: Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 06:03:40 PM »
What about zooming window and picking the same two points on each titleblock?

craigr

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Re: Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 06:06:03 PM »
I know that would work, but I want to use the number - ONE click of the mouse and I am where I am at the zoom factor that I want to be.

Thanks anyway.

Also, I am simply curious why they might be different.

craigr

dgorsman

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Re: Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 06:35:25 PM »
Not tested, but maybe one is arch. units and the other decimal?
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Jeff H

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Re: Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 06:38:15 PM »
I can not remember if it would affect it but are LIMMAX and LIMMIN the same in each drawing?

craigr

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Re: Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 06:42:29 PM »
Nope.

As soon as I set the Limmax to the same, the zooms match up.

Good Job!!

Thanks

Jeff H

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Re: Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 06:47:40 PM »
 From Acad help
 
The last line in scale section of zoom command
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 (This option is rarely used.) For example, entering 2 displays objects at twice the size they would appear if you were zoomed to the limits of the drawing.

danallen

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Re: Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 07:01:45 PM »
I recall that a straight entry scale factor is applied in proportion to the VIEWSIZE / height of screen, and maintains the current VIEWCENTER / center of screen location. Are you doing these at the same time from same session, or one is from the past and one is new? An extra row of toolbars or different monitor resolution could mess up the zoom. (EDIT - I see the notes on limits, didn't know about that)

craigr

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Re: Zoom - (I am ebarrassed to ask)
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 07:04:12 PM »
same time, same screen.

zooming to a particular display widith for reading text. I want it to fill the screen without going off screen. This text is always the same width on our dwgs.

Zooming by 3.2 is easier / more precise than using the mouse wheel.

craigr