cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Scale Bar Symbol

Participant

Scale Bar Symbol

Does anyone have a scale bar symbol they would be willing to share?

MY current boarders don't use scale bars but 1 client has asked for them

6 REPLIES 6

Re: Scale Bar Symbol

Do you mean something like this:

If so, what is your sheet (paper) size?

Re: Scale Bar Symbol

No the old scale bar which normally went on top of old drawings civils still use them:-

scale bar.PNG

This will be used on all size formats

Re: Scale Bar Symbol

Very tricky to be accurate in todays world of laser printers and auto-scaling. It may be accurate in the CAD file itself at 1:1, but almost all plotted/printed drawings are scaled to some extent.

Your better solution is this on your drawings: DO NOT SCALE DRAWING

Re: Scale Bar Symbol

Although I agree completely with Ben, if you create the scale as a model and make sure when you add it to the drawing it is at the same scale as the model being detailed, you will get an accurate scale.

Us mechanical guys hate the concept of scaling drawings, it's typically strictly forbidden but I know that in some industries, like boat building (and I'm sure lots of others), still use scaled drawings. As long as the people doing the scaling understand scaling ratios or all prints/plots are scale checked prior to being used.

I used to make exact size plots (ink on mylar for stability) for electric eye torch burners for steel parts. Sometimes the parts were big enough to have to tape together plots, oh the checking, double checking, adjusting checking in every direction to make sure nothing was wrong. Of course with almost everything being numerically controlled now, it's not something many new guys have ever had to deal with.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Scale Bar Symbol

We make a lot of parts with holes on formed surfaces of sheet metal, and oftimes the only reasonable way to check them is to make a mylar. And, we are quite familiar with the checking and re-checking, cause a lot of factors can botch up things (slightly different thickness of media, slipping wheels, undue tension in the roll, etc.)

Re: Scale Bar Symbol

Looks pretty easy to make.  Just turn on the drawing grid and the set the sketcher preferences to snap to grid.  Should be a piece of cake to sketch something and then add these lines to a custom symbol.

Announcements
Business Continuity with Creo: Learn more about it here.