AutoCAD drawing scales: Imperial and Metric

Pretty much all of the work I do in AutoCAD (which I use every day) is done using the metric system. I do all my drafting in millimeters (mm). This is the norm for a large part of the world. Not long ago though I had the upportunity to work on a building which will be build in the US, hence I needed to get familiar with the imperial measurements and scales. This took a little bit of time to figure out, but worked out in the end. The most annoying thing I came across was figuring out the scales and paper sizes.

Today I found something online that I wish I would have found earlier: Drawing scales tables.

Drawing scales: Imperial

Drawing scales: Metric

Useful information for people (like myself) who aren’t accustomed to either the metric of imperial drawing scales.

  1 comment for “AutoCAD drawing scales: Imperial and Metric

  1. tom
    November 18, 2015 at 00:37

    this is a great help…do you have anything that shows comparision between metric and imperial for plotted text size of 3/32″ for the different scales?

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