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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 12569:How to Explode a ViewBase generated from a 3D model?
Tip 12448:Pan view (change view target) in multiple viewports of a layout.
Tip 11823:Associative dimensions in drawing views of a 3D model in AutoCAD.
Tip 11608:Trim to rectangle - cut out a part of a DWG drawing.
Tip 10167:Keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Fusion 360.

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