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[Solved] Beginner's scaled drawing question

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:01 am
by rdy4trvl
Pretty basic, I'm drawing a plot of survey & landscape plan at 1" = 8 feet or 1/8" = 1 foot.

This is what I've setup:
- Page to 36" x 24"
- Unit of Measure equal to Foot
- Drawing scale 1:8.

When I draw a line, I set the width to 70.31' and the line extends well off the page (it should be about 8.8" or 70.3'/8).

I'm missing something - any ideas?
Thanks
Doug

Re: Beginner's scaled drawing question

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:28 am
by RusselB
Welcome to the Forums.
Your scale is wrong. At 1:8 1" = 8", not 8' (feet)
For 1" = 8', your scale is 1:96 (1:8x12)

Re: Beginner's scaled drawing question

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:54 am
by rdy4trvl
Perfect problem solved! I should have seen that.
Thanks!!