Scale hatches for different printout scales

Hello everybody,
I'm wondering if there's an way of scaling existing hatches according
to different scales in print-out.
e.g.: I've got drawings, drawn in scale 1:50 and hatched for printout
in a suitable scale. If I want to print extracts (details) from this
drawing in let's say 1:5, the existing hatches are too huge in scale.
Is there a way to rescale the existing hatches ? Something like a
global scale factor which in reverse scales every hatch.
The problem is, that I want to have the 1:50 drawing as an under-layer
in my detail drawings as an xref. So I would have to change every hatch
scale in the main 1:50 drawing, which then would be too dense for
printing in 1:50. For linetypescale this works really fine using the
linetype-scalefactor.
Any comments would be a great benefit for me!
Thank you!
Markus
Reply to
mgiera
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No simple way to do what you want in acad. Most people would hatch the same thing twice on distinct layers if they want to print it a different scales.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
Thank you for your quick response!
So it definitely doesn't work with hatches like it works with linetypes?
Greets Markus
Reply to
mgiera
Definitely.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
Your issue would seem to start with the problem of drawing to scale. In AutoCAD you draw the drawing in model space full size, ie 1:1. You plot from the layout views (paper space) at the scale you want your sheets to plot. You should NEVER draw to a scale. I can't even concieve how anyone could be productive trying to draw to scale in a computer. If you draw 1:1 your hatches will scale according to your viewport scale and the LTSCALE factor. Every AutoCAD course I have taken or been involved in teaches that you draw 1:1 and use viewports in paper space to plot the drawings at the scale you need.
Daryl Stockton
Reply to
sakoguy
I used to work for an engineering firm where everything was drawn in ACAD to scale. This would quickly turn most people's brains to mush.
After a week of this, I started drawing everything 1 to 1 damn the consequences and after the boss saw how much faster I was producing made everyone switch. I also had to teach everyone how to scale paper space and setup the sheets. No one understood how I could plot every sheet whether 1/4 scale of 1=50 at 1 to 1 scale...
Reply to
Modat22
I remember. What is it about (you) humans?
Where is that "wevealwaysdoneitthisway" gene, and how to remove it from the gene pool? :)
knowledge is power ignorance is bliss
and
I before E except after C or when sounded as A as in neighbor or way, er whey, weigh.
it was the first OR statement I was taught, the lesson was received.
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roy

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