## How do I scale a dimension in Solidworks?

Scaling a Part

- In a part document, click Scale (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Scale .
- Set options in the PropertyManager.
- Click. The geometry of the model increases or decreases in size according to the scaling factors and other options you set. The Scale feature scales only the geometry of the model.

## How do you scale a drawing in Solidworks?

To scale a sketch:

- In an active sketch, click Modify Sketch. (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Modify.
- In the dialog box, under Scale About, select one of the following: Option. Description. Sketch origin. …
- Type a value for Factor, and press Enter. You cannot scale a sketch that has external references.
- Click Close.

## How do you Auto Arrange Dimensions in Solidworks drawing?

To use Auto Arrange Dimensions:

- Box select the dimensions.
- Move the pointer over the dimension palette rollover button to display the dimension palette.
- Click Auto Arrange Dimensions .

## How do you scale dimensions?

To scale an object to a larger size, you simply multiply each dimension by the required scale factor. For example, if you would like to apply a scale factor of 1:6 and the length of the item is 5 cm, you simply multiply 5 × 6 = 30 cm to get the new dimension.

## How do you scale down dimensions?

To scale a measurement down to a smaller measurement, for instance, when making a blueprint, simply divide the real measurement by the scale factor. The scale factor is commonly expressed as 1:n or 1/n, where n is the factor.

## How do you find the scale of a drawing area?

To calculate actual area based on a scale drawing, take each of the original dimensions and multiply them by the scale factor to get the actual dimensions. Then, use your knowledge of geometric figures to calculate the enlarged or reduced area.

## How do you change the scale of a drawing?

Task 1: Rescale a drawing, using the same unit

Start the scaling command with SC (or SCALE). Make a selection for the objects that need to be included in the scaling operation. Click in the drawing for the first point of the scaling base (base point). Type R to activate Reference scaling.

## Can you Auto dimension in Solidworks?

You can use the Autodimension tool to insert reference dimensions into drawing views as baseline, chain, and ordinate dimensions. The Autodimension tool works similarly in sketches.

## How do you make a horizontal dimension in Solidworks?

Creating Horizontal Dimensions

- In an open sketch, click Horizontal Dimension. (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Horizontal. …
- Select the two entities to dimension. You can undo previous selections by pressing Esc. …
- Set the value in the Modify box and click .
- Click a location to place the dimension.

## How do you add basic dimensions in Solidworks drawing?

To create basic size dimensions:

- In a part, click Basic Size Dimension (MBD Dimension toolbar) or Tools > MBD Dimension > Basic Size Dimension.
- Select entities in the graphics area.
- Place the dimension.
- In the PropertyManager, set options.
- Click .