|This section describes the differences in small scale in Interactive and Generative Drafting and 2D Layout for 3D Design.|
|The impact of small scale in Interactive and Generative
Drafting and 2D layout for 3D Design is mainly on the following:
The main purpose of Drafting and 2D Layout is to annotate and print the drawings. Thus it is very important that the drafting view created in Small Scale is created with adequate scale to be annotated and printed.
The features that are supported by Small Scale are view generation, annotation, geometry, print as well as the prerequisite commands such as sheet creation, standard management, 2D component creation and instantiation and view manipulation.
The 3D models are designed in units like
kilometers (km) or miles (ml) for length values. These units are set in
the Tools > Options > General > Parameters and Measure,
When performing an annotation process (the distance between dimension line and the geometry, font sizes of text etc.), the annotation parameters should be expressed in the sheet paper space. The length values of these annotation parameters should be such that they are readable in the sheet paper space.
These parameters' length value is set in Tools > Options > Mechanical Design >
Drafting, General tab, Paper Unit field,
select unit from Length drop down list. For more information,
General settings. All length values related to sheet paper space are
displayed with this length unit. You can set the value in millimeter,
centimeter or inch.
Similarly the manipulator parameters are also set to Inch.
The commands and dialog boxes which use the sheet paper space unit are:
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