Scaling

How do I fix my scaling issues with SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

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I came across a very interesting issue recently (affecting some users starting in SOLIDWORKS 2020 and later) and have a solution should you come across it as well. One of our customers was having an issue with section views not scaling properly in their drawings, but this issue only happened for certain sheet scale sizes. If the sheet was scaled 1:2 there were no issues. If the sheet was scaled 1:5 or 1:10, the section view would be scaled smaller […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Troubleshooting Scaling Issues (Large Icons/Text)

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SOLIDWORKS is highly customizable, but “why are my ‘already’ small icons suddenly larger than normal?” Well, laptops often have smaller screens than our second monitors; after all, aren’t we all using dual monitors with SOLIDWORKS? If you’re now working from home and notice a difference from your work setup, here’s how to properly scale things back to normal.   Multi-sized dual monitor setups aren’t ideal. On Windows 10, Microsoft does a great job formatting the two, but we need SOLIDWORKS […]

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How to Insert and Scale a Sketch Picture

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When designing something in SOLIDWORKS, it’s often useful to import a rough idea of a project in the form of a 2D image and then trace over it instead of trying to guess the outline yourself. But how do you know the 2D image is in the correct place and more importantly is the correct scale? This post will walk through how to Insert a Sketch Picture and how to use the built-in Scale Tool to make sure your picture […]

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