Subject: Scaling entities
You can change the size of a selected entity by scaling it in relation to a base point. You can change the size of an entity by specifying a base point and a length, which is used as a scale factor based on the current drawing units, or by specifying a scale factor. You can also use a scale factor referenced to a base scale factor, for example, by specifying the current length and a new length for the entity.
To scale a selection set by a scale factor
• On the ribbon, choose Edit > Scale (in Modify).
• On the menu, choose Modify > Scale.
• On the Modify toolbar, click the Scale tool.
• Type scale and then press Enter.
2 Select the entities, and then press Enter.
3 Specify the base point.
4 Specify the scale factor.
You can also scale some entities using grips. To scale an entity, you select the entity, and then click a grip. You then change the size of the entity by moving the grip. The grip you select depends on the type of entity you’re modifying. For example, to scale a circle, select a quadrant point grip.
To scale an entity using grips
1 Select the entity.
2 Click a grip to select it.
3 Drag the grip.
4 Click to release.
Use the Move/Copy/Rotate command.
To scale selected text entities use the Scale Text express tool or type SCALETEXT.
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