CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 2990

CAD tip CAD tip # 3580:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

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.
100% *  CAD,PLT 
3.2.2004    28526×  

See also:
Tip 12755:How to create a polyline with multi-colored segments?
Tip 12392:Export unfolds of sheetmetal parts to DXF - parameters for iLogic and VBA
Tip 11830:How to influence linetype scale or color for hidden edges in documentation views?
Tip 11528:Diagonal line across a table cell in AutoCAD.
Tip 11425:Contour lines on a toposurface are displayed as too thick lines.

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Publish interactive 3D PDF models from AutoCAD, Inventor or Revit with Share3D More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.