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AutoCAD 2010 Drawing Scale and Limits Charts: Feet and Inches

By David Byrnes

Part of AutoCAD 2010 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

AutoCAD 2010 helps you design nearly anything you can think of, but you do have to recognize some limits. The following table shows limits for drawing scales from 1/16 of an inch to 3 inches to a foot:

Drawing Scale 8-1/2″ x 11″ 11″ x 17″ 24″ x 36″ 30″ x 42″ 36″ x 48″
1/16 =
1
–0
136′ x 176′ 176′ x 272′ 384′ x 576′ 480′ x 672′ 576′ x 768′
1/8 =
1
–0
68′ x 88′ 88′ x 136′ 192′ x 288′ 240′ x 336′ 288′ x 384′
1/4 =
1
–0
34′ x 44′ 44′ x 68′ 96′ x 144′ 120′ x 168′ 144′ x 192′
1/2 =
1
–0
17′ x 22′ 22′ x 34′ 48′ x 72′ 60′ x 84′ 72′ x 96′
3/4 =
1
–0
11’–4″ x 14’–8″ 14’–8″ x 22’–8″ 32′ x 48′ 40′ x 56′ 48′ x 64′
1 = 1–0 8’–6″ x 11′ 11′ x 17′ 24′ x 36′ 30′ x 42′ 36′ x 48′
1-1/2 =
1
–0
5’–8″ x 7’–4″ 7’–4″ x 11’–4″ 16′ x 24′ 20′ x 28′ 24′ x 32′
3 = 1–0 2’–10″ x 3’–8″ 3’–8″ x 5’–8″ 8′ x 12′ 10′ x 14′ 12′ x 16′