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ModelCheck: Add check to define standard list for view scale in drawing

ModelCheck: Add check to define standard list for view scale in drawing

Instead of some individuals using 'weird' scales in views or sheets within a drawing or accidental typos, like 9:33, it would be nice to add a check to define standard list for view scale in drawing.

7 Comments
Sapphire II

While I agree that this is a needed check. it would be company specific as there is no drawing standard for views that I have been able to find. If there is an ASME standard for drawing view scales, I would love to see the reference. I did find an ISO standard  that listed view scales, I think. It was many years ago.

 

At a prior company, we had the following in our CAD guidelines document.

Drawing view scales shall be limited to the following sizes for metric drawings:

1:1, 1:2, 1:4, 1:5, 1:10, 1:20, 1:40, 2:1, 4:1, 5:1, 10:1, 20:1, 40:1

Drawing view scales shall be limited to the following sizes for English drawings:

1:1, 1:2, 1:4, 1:8, 1:16, 1:32, 1:48, 2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 16:1, 32:1, 48:1

 

It was very hard to enforce and seldom followeed.

Pearl

Ben, 

Yes, there would probably be a custom list in the modelcheck start file to specify what is allowed and not allowed. 

Moonstone

Our drawing scales are based on the ISO 5455 standard.

Sapphire II

Can you list the scales specified in the standard?

Pearl

It should be treated like the parameter, layer, name lists... where it can be configured in the administrator 'start' files based on the business need of the organization.

Moonstone

According to ISO 5455, the following recommended scales should preferably be used:

 

50 : 1 20 : 1 10 : 1
5 : 1 2 : 1  
    1 : 1
1 : 2 1 : 5 1 : 10
1 : 20 1 : 50 1 : 100
1 : 200 1 : 500 1 : 1000
1 : 2000 1 : 5000 1 : 10000

 

It is also pointed out that if required for special applications, the recommended range of scales may be extended by multiplying by 10.

Pearl

Thanks for pointing out the iso standard. I believe the values should be customizable by the admin for those companies that don't follow iso standards or for those that want to allow just a subset. Also, thanks for all of those likes ;).