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Re: Dimension - Scale dimension to layout
I just tried this in a new drawing using the acad.dwt. I made the Model tab active and drew a line 50 units long. I changed to Layout 1. I activated the viewport, zoomed extents and set the scale to 1:100. I then switched back to paper space. I created an aligned dimension oicking the endpoints of the line and the dimension displayed 50.000.
Everything is working fine for me. If you do this using the acad.dwt that ships with the product does it work for you also?
If it works, try these settings:
DIMSCALE=1 (assuming your using 1:1 paper space)
I didn't notice what version of AutoCAD you are using but this works in 2009.
*Edit* I wanted to point out that DIMSCALE has no affect on the value (distance) of the dimension; it only affects the size of the text, arrows, lines, etc.