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Scale #

Scale an Object by a Scale Factor

• Click Menu “Modify/Scale”
• Select objects to scale
• Specify base point
• Specify second point, or enter the scale factor to specify a new scale

Scale object as 0.5

Scale Factor
A scale factor greater than 1 enlarges the objects. A scale factor between 0 and 1 shrinks the objects. You can also drag the cursor to make the object larger or smaller.


Creates a copy of the selected objects for scaling.


Scales the selected objects based on a reference length and a specified new length.

Scale Objects Using a Reference Distance

You can also scale by reference. Scaling by reference uses an existing distance as a basis for the new size. To scale by reference, specify the current distance and then the new desired size. For example, if one side of an object is 4.8 units long and you want to expand it to 7.5 units, use 4.8 as the reference length.

You can use the Reference option to scale an entire drawing. For example, use this option when the original drawing units need to be changed. Select all objects in the drawing. Then use Reference to select two points and specify the intended distance. All the objects in the drawing are scaled accordingly.

Stretch #

With STRETCH, you relocate the endpoints of objects that lie across or within a crossing selection window.

• Click Menu “Modify/Stretch”
• Select objects
Select the object using a crossing window selection.
The crossing window must include at least one vertex or endpoint.
• Specify the base point for the stretch, and then specify a second point, to determine the distance and direction.

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