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gil.ferraz
2005-04-15, 02:29 PM
I wanted to know if somebody have a spreadsheet indicating the appropriate text height to set up according to the scale desired to plot the drawing / floor plan...

Thank you

gil

Mike.Perry
2005-04-15, 09:06 PM
Hi

If you are a Metric user, take a look at the Excel Spread Sheet that is attached to the following post -

RE: How to calculate correct viewport scale (http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?p=60477#post60477)

Have a good one, Mike

gil.ferraz
2005-04-17, 03:09 PM
Thank you Mike....

Actually I need the same kind of information that you sent me but foot Imperial system... (foot and inches...).

Thank you anyway!

Gil

Mike.Perry
2005-04-17, 10:14 PM
Actually I need the same kind of information that you sent me but foot Imperial system... (foot and inches...).Hi Gil

No worries.

Sorry can't help you on that one, my little brain can only cope with multiples of 10 :(

:beer: Mike

peter
2005-04-18, 11:54 AM
Usually text for notation is 0.1 inch high multiplied by the scale of the drawing which is ususally 48 (1/4" = 1'-0") or 96 (1/8" = 1'-0") so the text heights are 4.8 for 1/4" and 9.6 for 1/8".

Peter Jamtgaard

gil.ferraz
2005-04-18, 02:10 PM
Peter and Mike,

Thank you very much!!!! It helped me a lot!!!

All the best,

Gil

scwegner
2005-04-18, 02:21 PM
Usually text for notation is 0.1 inch high multiplied by the scale of the drawing which is ususally 48 (1/4" = 1'-0") or 96 (1/8" = 1'-0") so the text heights are 4.8 for 1/4" and 9.6 for 1/8".

Peter Jamtgaard The old hand-drafting standard I've always heard was 1/8" high text in paper space. Using the same formula, that translates to 3" in 1/2", 6" in 1/4", etc. The new standard is either 0.1" as Peter mentioned, or 3/32" (0.09375"), which would be 2.25" for 1/2", 4.5" for 1/4" and 9" for 1/8" scale. If I recall correctly, the National CAD Standard doesn't specify a particular height, but says that 3/32" is the minimum for CAD drawings and 1/8" for hand-drafting.

kimlance
2005-04-18, 08:12 PM
Gil:

Each time we hire a new employee I hand out a few standards that we go by and here is the standards we use for text heights.Hope this can help.

amy.stuart
2005-04-18, 09:10 PM
All this information is the same on a CadCARD. You can pick one up at any college or tech school book store for around \$13.

It is a life saver. It tells you any information you would like to know according to the scale you are at such as the text height for each Paper Space size, the scale factor, inverse multiplier, etc.