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Author: rorschach
Time: 09/04/03 05:18 PST
This is a reply to message no. 12040 by jmiles
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Poor Drafting Practices
admittedly, cad has definitely gone a long way towards eliminating the need for scale annotations. One pet peeve of mine (this is basically an Autocad beef) is when people use non-standard scales like 1:3 or 1:6. Ones that do not mathmatically resolve to a finite number of decimal places. And worse yet, when they scale the object instead of scaling the title block. Getting things back to exactly 1:1 in such situations is often difficult. a scale notation looses it's meaning to the rest of the world. But it still has a little bit of usefulness to the next drafter who works on the drawing file. (but of course you can always measure a line and compare it to a dimension if no notation is made, I didn't say it was absolutely required for the next drafter...)
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