Drawing to scale

Drawing to scale allows you to:

  1. Enter actual units in the Properties panel
  2. Drawing scale appears in the title block
  3. The ruler displays the actual units

Right-click on the drawing, select menu item Page settings and select item Page scale. Select one of the predefined values in the dialogue window that appears. The program shows paper size in actual units.

Drawing to scale

Choose the scale so that the entire drawing fits on the page. It is not advisable to change the scale after that.

How to enter actual dimensions in the Properties panel:

Enter the dimensions in the format numerical valueunit. The unit is one of: mm, cm, m, km. Examples: 6 mm, 12.5 cm, 5.11 m etc.

Drawing scale in the title block

Drawing scale in the title block

To display drawing scale in the title block, use system variable {_sc}. New title block "standard8.ptb" contains drawing scale.