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The Scale lineweights box is grayed. How to scale plotted linewidths?

A - answer The Scale lineweights settings in the Plot dialog is available only in layout (paperspace) plotting.
To scale lineweights while plotting modelspace drawing use plot styles and assign a different plot style table with thinner/thicker pen widths.

Some plotters (drivers) have an option to scale line weights when scaling the plotted output. For example if an existing plot file is reduced to 50% using Océ Print Exec LT or WorkGroups then the pen widths will also be scaled by 50%. HP DesignJet plotter drivers have a similiar setting - 'Keep line width when scaling' - on the driver's CAD tab.
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