Quick (Ghetto) Way To Scale Text

So I not proud of this method but there have been a couple of times when the recipients of what I was drawing were not going to receive or need the AutoCAD file so this method has  saved me a couple of times when deadlines loomed and impatient people were waiting for my drawing….

Even after setting up a text style, I needed to make some unique text labels and so what I did instead of creating a new text style is use an existing style to create a new text onject and then scale that object. This only affects that one text object so there is no harm done.

The great things about his is that if the text size looks incorrect in a given setting, it is easily adjustable.

Here’s how:

SCALE or SC <enter> to start the scale command

Select the text object(s)

<enter> when finished selecting

Click to specify a base point

move your cursor away from the base point to scale the text up in size.

When the text looks correct, click to end the scale command.

Note: If you want to double the size of the text, after picking a base point, enter 2 at the command line and hit <enter>. Numbers greater than 1 will increase the size of the object being scaled and numbers less then 1 will decrease the size of the objects. SO if you wanted to shrink the object to half of its size, enter .5 at the command line and hit <enter>.

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This blog serves as a knowledge base for myself (and anyone else) so that I can reference tips & tricks that I have learned and also refer others to it as well. I hope that this blog helps you learn at least one tip to make your drafting/design experience better.
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0 Responses to Quick (Ghetto) Way To Scale Text

  1. Ana Carolina says:

    I HAVE A CUESTION FOR YOU
    I DONT KNOW WICH SCALE TEXT I HAVE TO PUD I THE DIFFERENT SCALES EXAMPLE:
    1/100: ?
    1/50:?
    1/20:?
    1/10:?
    1/05:?

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