Creating Custom Scale


#1

I’ve tried following the instructions given for creating a new scale (3/8" = 1’-0) but I can’t get it to work. When I click on my newly created scale, my drawing disappears.I don’t understand the instructions given; it should be in plainer English. Can anyone advise?


#2

WhT is the scale of the viewports before you select the scale? Your model isn’t disappearing. It’s zooming in to a blank area. Make the view port larger before setting the new scale. You will likely have to resize the viewport more after selecting the scale.


#3

Thanks. That was the case. What I don’t understand is that 3/8" (1:32) should be larger than 1/4" (1:48) but smaller than 1/2" (1:24) but its enormous. Much bigger scale than 1/2". I’ve tried entering the values various ways into the required fields but the result is always the same - scale too large to fit onto a tabloid sheet. Don’t get it!


#4

I don’t get it either. I made a 1:32 scale in LO and applied it to the center viewport in the attached screen grab. 1:24 on the left, 1:48 on the right. It seems to do what is expected.