This Tech Tip explains how to use different drawing scales in a drawing
Setting the Magnification Factor
AllyCAD has a drawing scale that is set via the Settings Menu › Drawing Settings
All scales in the drawing are based on this scale.
To create different scales, a magnification factor is applied to the layer.
Settings Menu › Layer Settings
The magnification factor is entered into the Mag. column.
If you assign a magnification of 2 to a layer, anything drawn on that layer subsequently will be twice the size i.e. the scale in this example will be 1:500
If you assign a magnification of 0.5 to a layer, anything drawn on that layer subsequently will be half the size i.e. the scale will be 1:2000
AllyCAD shows the ruler at the bottom of the screen, when working in the drawing scale, the ruler is shown in blue.
When working in a layer with a magnification factor, the ruler is shown in green.
If the ruler is not shown:
Settings Menu › View Settings
Make sure the Ruler option is selected.
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