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Lexville
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Posted: 13.Mar.2018 at 01:31
What should be my Text height if my scale in paper space is 1/4"- 1'-0"
John Connor
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Text placed in a layout should be real world size.  Most users will go with either 3/32" or 1/8".
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Post Options    Thanks(0)    Quote  Reply Posted: 13.Mar.2018 at 07:43
Hello Lexville and John, I would add that on little paper sizes like Ansi "A" and "B" it would be 3/32".
On the others sizes Ansi "C" , "D" and "E" it would be 1/8" for it to be still readable when printed on little paper sizes.
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Post Options    Thanks(0)    Quote  Reply Posted: 13.Mar.2018 at 18:49
Thanks, so how many inches is 3/32? because I'm doing call out on my drawing on paper space.
Kent Cooper
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You can divide 3 by 32 [that's all a fraction is] and find out....
Lexville
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Post Options    Thanks(0)    Quote  Reply Posted: 13.Mar.2018 at 21:14
Thanks, Where do you usually place the text and dimensions in model space or in layout?
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Post Options    Thanks(0)    Quote  Reply Posted: 13.Mar.2018 at 21:36
There are pros and cons to each method.  It might be influenced by the type of drawings you are creating.  Our company has over 300 drawings from years past where everything was placed in model space.  We haven't bothered to change them.  Newer drawings have both text and dimensions placed in the layout.
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Post Options    Thanks(0)    Quote  Reply Posted: 06.Apr.2018 at 16:45
 Kent Cooper wrote: You can divide 3 by 32 [that's all a fraction is] and find out....

(this is more for the OP)
3/32" = .1 of an inch (vs 1/8" = .125 of an inch)

To calculate what size it should be in MS, you would simply multiply your intended height by the scale factor.
ie: 1/8" plotted text in a (1/4" = 1'-0") scaled viewport: .125 x48 = 6"

Also a nice trick is to have your desired text in PS and use "chspace" and send it to MS and it calculates it for you.

But maybe you know all this.

Edited by TedG - 06.Apr.2018 at 16:46
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