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Old 04-01-2005, 06:39 AM
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I did 20 profiles earlier this week, with my drawing setup with a horizontal scale of 100 and a vertical of 500. Now they want the profiles set up with 100 to 100 scale. Is there anyway to change the vertical scales without redoing the profiles?

any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:46 AM
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Default Re: change vertical scale and keep horizontal the same

As long as you have an advanced enough version of AutoCAD, insert the profiles in a blank drawing as a unequally-scaled Block (x = 1 & y = 0.2). Then explode the block and save the profile with a new name.

If you are on R14 or earlier, you'll need to jump through a hoop or two, but it can be done.
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:01 AM
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Default Re: change vertical scale and keep horizontal the same

thanks, I thought there was a way to do this with the block function. I had just blocked the profiles out before I read your reply.

One more question. When I set up the new drawing, and my scales are set to 100X, 100Y, will this still work? Or does it have no affect?
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:22 AM
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Default Re: change vertical scale and keep horizontal the same

sorry, I posted the original description wrong.

My drawing set up was 500 horizontal and 100 vertical.
When I cut my profiles I had a vertical scale of 100, in the profile setup.

Now, I need to take that vertical exaggeration out, and make my profiles 1 to 1, X and Y.

so I'm thinking that I need to leave my drawing setup at 500X and 100Y, and then reinsert the block and apply the .2Y scale factor.
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: change vertical scale and keep horizontal the same

Ok, that worked! Thanks.

My text is all skewed though, is there anyway to resolve this?
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Old 04-04-2005, 06:26 AM
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Default Re: change vertical scale and keep horizontal the same

No, the text is likely hosed. Now, you could just go back to the original profiles and WBlock the text only out. Then, insert the text block "exploded," and move the text to the appropriate locations.

A little time consuming, but likely faster than recreating all of the text and leader and whatnot.
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Old 04-12-2005, 10:47 AM
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Default Re: change vertical scale and keep horizontal the

The Cap'm has the right solution
for the geometry
Try this for the text :
Each text style (or modification)
has been distorted in it's own way
If you can isolate them (hopefully by text style)
you can restore just 1 of them
(using the props window) until it is correct
Then, you can fix the rest
with the matchprop command
 

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