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drawing scale

I'm wondering is there a way to enlarge a drawing to fill the paper space?


  • michael_mcclainmichael_mcclain Member Posts: 197 PRO
    I'm assuming you are talking about the total drawing scale or the scale of your individual views.

    For drawing scale, right click and select "Sheet Properties" to adjust individual sheet scales. You may also select sheet size from this dialog box

    For each view you have independent control. Right click or double click a view and you will see the view scale is automatically at sheet scale. You can select your preferred scale from the view properties dialog box.

    Also when you right click on the sheet or select the wrench icon from the toolbar you can open "Drawing Properties" and this controls drawing and text standards and locking the sheet format.
  • DoglikeDoglike Member Posts: 10
    I'm finding the scale options very limiting. Or perhaps I'm not understanding how to use them. For my current document, if I use the default scale, 1:16 (sheet), each view of my 15mm x 25mm x 12mm part takes up more than a quarter of the page. The only other scale options appear to be in the range of 1:1 and 1:100, with no "(Sheet)". Applying any of these options from the dropdown menu makes my drawing microscopic. Surely there must be some in-between scales? Or the ability to custom scale? Also, what does the "(Sheet)" mean? 
  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 648 PRO
    @Doglike - You have the ability to set the scale for the whole sheet in the sheet properties (right click on the sheet in the side bar to edit), but you can also override this setting for individual views (right click on a drawing view to edit). 

    If you're adjusting the scale for a single view, the "(sheet)" note is just there to tell you what the standard scale for the entire sheet is. Also, if your title block has a "scale" note, the sheet scale is likely what will show up there. 

    Also, if you keep scrolling, you should see scale options for 2:1, 3:1, 4:1.... etc. in your list. 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,397
    You can also just type in the scale you want. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • DoglikeDoglike Member Posts: 10
    Thanks everyone. @NeilCooke I've been unable to type in an arbitrary scale. The dropdown does not seem to accept numerical or text entry. 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,397
    edited June 2021

    Also, when you are inserting the first view of the part, if you set the scale before the first view is placed, that will become the sheet scale.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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