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Scale Objects

With scaling you can make an object larger or smaller, but you cannot alter its proportions.
You can scale it by specifying a base point and a length, which is used as a scale factor based on the current drawing units,
or by entering a scale factor. You can also specify the current length and a new length for the object.
Scaling changes the size of all dimensions of the selected object. A scale factor greater than 1 enlarges the object.
A scale factor less than 1 shrinks the object.
You can also scale by reference. Scaling by reference uses an existing measurement as a basis for the new size.
To scale by reference, specify the current measurement and then the new desired size. For example,
if one side of an object is 4.8 units long and you want to expand it to 7.5 units, use 4.8 as the reference length.
You can use the Reference option to scale an entire drawing. For example,
use this option when the original drawing units need to be changed. Select all objects in the drawing.
Then use Reference to select two points and specify the intended distance. All the objects in the drawing are scaled accordingly.
To scale an object by a scale factor

From the Modify menu, choose Scale.
Select the object to scale.


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