Standard Scale Edit Window

Standard scales are pre-defined, commonly-used scales that can be quickly assigned to a drawing or part of a drawing. The Standard Scale Edit Window allows you to enter or review the details for a standard scale. This window is invoked from the Standard Scale List Window by pressing the "Add" or "Edit" button.


Figure 1: The Standard Scale Edit Window

Drawing Distance -  Enter the scale's distance on the drawing. You can enter this as a fraction if desired.

Drawing Units -  Select the unit of measure for the drawing distance.

Actual Distance -  Enter the scale's actual distance. You can enter this as feet and inches if desired (such as "5-2" or "5-2 1/2"). Be sure to leave a space between the inches and the fraction.

Actual Units -  Select the unit of measure for the actual distance.

Description -  The description of the scale is used in various lists to select the standard scale. When creating a new scale, you can leave this blank and Dimension will create a description automatically. It you don't like the automatic description, just change it and Dimension will leave it alone.

Normalize... -  The same scale can be described in many ways. The scales "1/4 inch = 1 foot", "1 inch = 4 feet" and "2 inches = 8 feet" are identical. A "normalized" scale is one where either the drawing distance or the actual distance is one. If you press the Normalize button, Dimension will display a menu containing the two normalized scales. Select a menu option to normalize the current scale.

OK -  Press this button to complete the adding or editing of the standard scale and return to the Standard Scale List Window

Cancel -  Press this button to cancel the adding or editing of the standard scale and return to the Standard Scale List Window