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Setting scale for documentation views in AutoCAD.

A - answer Generated documentation views on 3D models behave differently than standard paperspace (layout) viewports. To assign scale not listed in the scale list (e.g. 1:250) you need to add this scale to the list using the SCALELISTEDIT command. Another option is to set the non-standard scale ("Custom") using the VIEWEDIT command (its Scale option) - use mouse double-click on the viewport.

Standard scales can be conveniently assigned from the context ribbon when you double-click on the viewport:

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See also:
Tip 10167:Keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Fusion 360.
Tip 9238:Increasing resolution of shaded documentation view in AutoCAD.
Tip 8817:How to multiply insert an object, to all layouts?
Tip 7954:AutoCAD 2012: Generate 2D drawing views from 3D models.
Tip 7585:Plotting a series of drawing frames composed in a DWG drawing (or creating layouts).


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