# Arch52a - Scale, Scale Factor

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Understanding Scale Factor, Model Space and Paper Space relationship, and commands/shortcuts

• 1.

### What is model space most used for?

• A.

Drawing vector lines

• B.

Plotting

A. Drawing vector lines
Explanation
Model space is a designated area in computer-aided design (CAD) software where users create and manipulate their drawings. It is primarily used for drawing vector lines, which are mathematical representations of lines that can be scaled and manipulated without losing quality. Model space allows users to accurately and precisely create and edit their drawings, making it an essential tool in CAD software. Although plotting is often done from model space, it is not the primary purpose of model space.

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• 2.

### What is Paper Space specifically used for?

• A.

Drawing vector lines

• B.

Plotting

B. Plotting
Explanation
Paper Space is specifically used for plotting. In computer-aided design (CAD) software, Paper Space refers to the virtual space where the final drawing or design is prepared for printing or plotting. It allows users to arrange and format the drawing layout, including adding titles, borders, dimensions, and annotations, before sending it to the printer or plotter. This separate space ensures that the drawing is properly scaled and fits within the specified paper size, resulting in accurate and professional-looking prints.

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• 3.

### What is the shortcut for SCALE command?

• A.

SC

• B.

S

A. SC
Explanation
The correct answer for the shortcut for the SCALE command is "SC". This shortcut allows users to quickly access the SCALE command in a CAD software or any other program that utilizes this command. By typing "SC" on the keyboard, users can easily scale objects or elements within the program without having to navigate through menus or use the mouse. This shortcut can save time and improve efficiency when working with scaling operations.

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• 4.

### What is SCALE FACTOR used for?

• A.

It is used to scale a drawing in Model Space using a scale of choice. i.e. 1/4"=1'-0"

• B.

It is used while in Paper Space to magnify a drawing through a model view window(MVIEW)

B. It is used while in Paper Space to magnify a drawing through a model view window(MVIEW)
• 5.

### What are the most commonly used drawing sheet sizes?

• A.

11"x14", 11"x17", 24"x36", 30"x44"

• B.

8-1/2"x11", 11"x17", 22"x34", 30"x42"

• C.

8-1/2"x11",11"x17",30"x44", 24"x36"

• D.

30"x42"(ARCH E), 24"x36"(ARCH D), 18"x24"(ARCH C),11"x17"(ARCH B)

• E.

B and C

D. 30"x42"(ARCH E), 24"x36"(ARCH D), 18"x24"(ARCH C),11"x17"(ARCH B)
Explanation
The correct answer is 30"x42"(ARCH E), 24"x36"(ARCH D), 18"x24"(ARCH C),11"x17"(ARCH B). These sizes are commonly used in drawing sheets and are known as architectural sheet sizes. ARCH E is the largest size, commonly used for large-scale architectural plans and drawings. ARCH D is a slightly smaller size, often used for building plans and floor plans. ARCH C is a smaller size, commonly used for site plans and elevations. ARCH B is the smallest size, often used for detailed drawings and sketches.

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• 6.

### What is the magic number used with SCALE FACTOR?

• A.

12

• B.

1

A. 12
Explanation
The magic number used with the SCALE FACTOR is 12. This suggests that the SCALE FACTOR is multiplied by 12 in order to achieve the desired effect or result.

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• 7.

### In Model Space, SCALE FACTOR is a larger number.( i.e. 24, 48, or 96)

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
In model space, the scale factor is a larger number such as 24, 48, or 96. This means that the objects in the model space are scaled up by a factor of 24, 48, or 96 when compared to the objects in paper space. This is true because in model space, the focus is on creating and designing the actual objects, so they need to be larger and more detailed.

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• 8.

### In Paper Space, SCALE FACTOR is a fractional number followed by the letters xp. (i.e. 1/48xp, 1/24xp)

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
In Paper Space, the scale factor is indeed a fractional number followed by the letters "xp". This means that the objects or drawings in Paper Space are scaled down or up by the specified factor. For example, if the scale factor is 1/48xp, it means that the objects in Paper Space are 1/48th of their actual size. Similarly, a scale factor of 1/24xp would mean that the objects are 1/24th of their actual size. Therefore, the answer is true.

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• 9.

### What is the SCALE FACTOR for 1/4"=1'-0" in Model Space?

• A.

1/48xp

• B.

48

B. 48
Explanation
The scale factor represents the ratio of the size of an object on the drawing to its actual size in real life. In this case, the scale factor is 48. This means that every inch on the drawing represents 48 inches in real life. So, if an object is 1 inch long on the drawing, it would be 48 inches long in real life.

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• 10.

### What is the SCALE FACTOR for 1/8"=1'-0" in Model Space?

• A.

96xp

• B.

96

B. 96
Explanation
The scale factor for 1/8"=1'-0" in model space is 96. This means that every 1 unit in the model space represents 96 units in the real world.

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• 11.

### What is the command MV used for?

• A.

It is used to to create a model view window in Model Space.

• B.

It is used to to create a model view window in Paper Space.

B. It is used to to create a model view window in Paper Space.
Explanation
The command MV is used to create a model view window in Paper Space. This means that it allows the user to create a separate window within the layout where they can display a specific view of the model. This is useful for organizing and presenting different views of the model in a clear and organized manner on the paper.

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• 12.

### Can you create a Model View window(MV) in Model Space?

• A.

Yes

• B.

No

B. No
Explanation
A Model View window (MV) is a viewport that displays a specific view of the model in AutoCAD. It allows users to see and work on different parts of the model simultaneously. However, Model Views can only be created in Paper Space, not in Model Space. Model Space is where the actual geometry of the model is created and edited, while Paper Space is used for organizing and annotating the model for printing or presentation purposes. Therefore, the correct answer is "No."

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• 13.

### Which of the following set of Scale Factors is used in the command:Z-C-(pick center point)(type scale factor)-P (to pan image)

• A.

1,2,4,8,12,16,24,48,96,192,384

• B.

1xp,1/2xp,1/4xp,1/8xp,1/12xp,1/16xp,1/24xp,1/48xp,1/96xp,1/192xp

B. 1xp,1/2xp,1/4xp,1/8xp,1/12xp,1/16xp,1/24xp,1/48xp,1/96xp,1/192xp
Explanation
The set of scale factors 1xp, 1/2xp, 1/4xp, 1/8xp, 1/12xp, 1/16xp, 1/24xp, 1/48xp, 1/96xp, 1/192xp is used in the command. These scale factors represent the amount by which the image will be scaled when using the Z-C-P command to pan the image. The "xp" suffix indicates that the scale factor is expressed as a multiple of the current scale, allowing for precise control over the scaling of the image.

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• 14.

### Name all the architectural scales used in architectural drawings. The first is 12"=1'-0". Name the rest.

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