Auto-Scaling text and arrows?

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Auto-Scaling text and arrows?
SoftPlan Version:
2016 Plus

Does Softplan have the capability to automatically adjust the size of text and arrows within a drawing depending on the drawing print/plot scale.  Note that I am NOT referring to Plan Sets.

i.e.  1/4" = scale of 1,   3/16" = scale of .75,   1/8" = scale of .5,   1/2" = scale of 2

I create my floor plans at 1/4" scale however i would like to do my detail drawings at 1/2" scale.


Bill Wimberley
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Character Setup

Adjust the Drawing Options Character Setup for your detail drawings. For example if your base drawings are printing at 1/8" scale and you wish to add a 1/4" scale detail then you would adjust the character sizes in the 1/4" sheet to be 1/2 the size of the 1/8" scale characters. That way when they are scaled up to twice the size they will be back to normal size. The same concept applies if you are printing at a base of 1/4" and adding 1/2" details.

This method works whether you are using Multi-Drawings or Plan Sets.

There is a Multi-Drawing Auto Scale feature that can be set on the Character Setup dialog but I never use that because the results are unpredictable.

I would also adjust the Arrow Options sizes as well so they match up too.



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