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Feb 17, 2013

I need determining the scale of a drawing I got from the internet in ratio form. the drawing itself has a little scale bar in the corner, however, since i do not know the measurements of the actual structure i have no reference point and therefore cannot figure out the scale in ratios.

I read on here that you can use general reference point such as the average dimensions of a door/window ceiling etc. but the drawing is a longitudinal section of a church, namely, Temppeliaukio kirkko, which has no 'standard' dimensions.

I need this drawing in 1:100
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May 15, 2011

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Aug 19, 2012

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My homework so far has always had the length of the lines depicted on the drawing but not the angles. So if I was required to replicate a drawing that had no annotation is there any way other than guessing or whipping out my protractor.

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Jun 27, 2013

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Jul 8, 2004

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Apr 12, 2013

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Feb 23, 2013

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Mar 23, 2013

I want to be able to use Autocad 2012 to draw the faceplate of a custom box that fits into a 19" rack. [URL] ........

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I want to be able to print on Letter size paper in Portrait mode.

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Is there a correct way of inserting the pdf in the first place ? (ie scale etc that I should be doing )

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Dec 22, 2011

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Nov 14, 2013

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Oct 12, 2011

I am experiencing with an old drawing I am trying to open.  The problem seems to lie in that there is a hidden scale factor being applied to the dimension.

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Apr 2, 2011

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Jan 7, 2013

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Jan 18, 2012

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May 2, 2013

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but for annotative scale, what scale should i use in model space? Overall, I just want all my text to be in same size when print out and in a readable size.

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