## How do you do scale drawings?

Drawings can be scaled up or down using either a calculator or a scale rule. To scale a drawing using a calculator: **divide the measurement by the scale if you want to reduce the drawing in size**, or. multiply the measurement by the scale if you want to increase it in size.

## How do you scale up architectural drawings?

**To convert an architectural drawing scale to a scale factor:**

- Select the desired scale. 1/8″ = 1′-0″
- Invert the fraction and multiply by 12. 8/1 x 12 = Scale Factor 96.

## What is a scale layout?

When you work in a layout, the scale factor of a view in a layout viewport **represents a ratio between the actual size of the model displayed in the viewport and the size of the layout**. … For example, for a quarter-scale drawing, the ratio would be a scale factor of one paper space unit to four model space units, or 1:4.

## How do you scale a drawing by hand?

**How to Scale Things Down for a Drawing**

- Measure the objects that you want to draw. …
- Write down your notations. …
- Scale the items by use of ratios. …
- Divide the 10 by the measured length of the wall, 120, which looks like this as a fraction: 10/120. …
- Set up a ration for the height of the wall, too.

## What does scale 1.50 mean?

1:50 is a ratio. it means you’re **scaling 1 unit to 50 units**. that could be inches (1″=50″) or miles (1 mile=50 miles) or anything else, but it’s a direct scale.

## What scale is used for a section drawing?

Referred to as **1:10, 1:20, 1:30,1:40, 1:50 or 1:60 scale**. Typically in civil engineering applications, 1:10 (1″=10′) is used exclusively for detail drawings. 1:20 and 1:40 scales are used for working plans. 1:60 is normally used only to show large areas of a project.

## How do you scale dimensions?

To scale an object to a smaller size, **you simply divide each dimension by the required scale factor**. For example, if you would like to apply a scale factor of 1:6 and the length of the item is 60 cm, you simply divide 60 / 6 = 10 cm to get the new dimension.