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#1 David Blanc


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:30 PM


I'm using Nanocad 5.0 and recently I found the need to use viewports with two different scales, 1/8"= 1'-0" and 3/32" = 1'-0". If I place the first viewport at 1/8"= 1'-0", how can I place the second at 3/32" = 1'-0"?

The only way I know how to get both scales is to use two separate layouts. The standard scale multiples do not seem to allow the two to exist on the same sheet .

Is there a way to put them both on one sheet?

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:27 AM


So use properties viewport (Inspector)
Don't see Standart Scale, only Custom Scale.

On this example, a rectangle 1x1 (Model) view on the viewport of the Layout with a Custom Scale =10.
In Model 1x1 unité for NC, 1.00mx1.00m for me.

On Layout Custom Scale (10) is number of mm paper for printed object.
1/100 it's what ?: 1m(for me)/100 = 0.01m or 1cm but at the end 10mm because a printer use mm, no meter, no cm.

So, for 1/50 Custom Scale =20 (20mm for print 1m)
And for 1/200 Custom Scale = 0.005m > 5mm
And ....... ;)

Now, see image.
For a dimension in model no problem, but on Layout, she don't measure paper (Associative = no) but the object (Red dimension).
For a dimension on a layout with correct scale (Green dimension) change (Inspector - Primary units) :
- Dim scale linear = 0.1 for 1/100
0.05 for 1/20 etc...

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