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Postby Kim Armstrong » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:58 am

I don't know anything about cad and to old to remember what I learned in school but can someone suggest a website about scaling down a drawing? Thanks
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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby troubleScottie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:18 pm

It would be useful to know
(1) what is the original drawing type eg dxf or other CAD format or an actual image eg jpg, png
(2) what you are doing with the "scaled drawing" eg adding it to Word or an email or this website
OR wanting a 80% or 120% version of a CAD design for working with
OR are you attempting to print it full scale or 1/5th scale or just to fit on a page

Scaling actual plans may have issues eg the doors or wheels will be too small or too big, Many components must remain the same size -- so cannot be simply scaled. Then again if you are just looking for a rough estimate, then it is OK.
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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby Kim Armstrong » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:26 pm

Sorry.. Andrew did a drawing of a expanded Shasta Compact at one time. Not sure how to put it in this post but it is on here. Wanting to see if it could be made somewhere around 10' long and 5' tall. Not sure if it will look right or not. Just playing around.
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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby KCAL » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:17 pm

I have been playing with " Shasta Compact" profile for some time if you built it 10 long 5 tall it might look stretched original compact profile was ten ft long by six ft tall. I am considering 8ft by 5ft or 10 by 6 like original but with rear entry split galley.
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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby Kim Armstrong » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:50 pm

Thanks KCAL I wasn't sure how tall an original one was. May have to go that route.
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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby danlott » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:36 am

Here is picture of Andrew's Shasta Compact profile and the scaled down profile based on your desired dimensions.

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Based on your dimensions it will basically be a teardrop.

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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby Kim Armstrong » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:44 pm

Thanks danlott! Was wondering if you could scale it down to a teardrop size and it still look good. Thanks
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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby KCAL » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:11 pm

Kim Armstrong wrote:Thanks danlott! Was wondering if you could scale it down to a teardrop size and it still look good. Thanks
Kinda like thisImage

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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby Kim Armstrong » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:44 pm

That's what I was after but with the wheels under.
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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby KCAL » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:52 pm

Kim Armstrong wrote:That's what I was after but with the wheels under.
This one was four feet wide would probably be best six wide with wheels under

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Re: scale down a drawing

Postby Kim Armstrong » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:49 pm

I was looking at 6 wide.
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