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The site drawings I receive for my project are in Meters, previously I simply scaled up the drawing objects by 1000 or I scaled up when I attached the file as an Xref; however, this time the actual drawing has to be edited and returned as is...the problem I have is that my Viewport scales don’t work at 1:1000 or even 1:200 the site appears as a dot! How do I resolve this without scaling the objects as before?



If the originator of the drawing doesn't want you to scale their drawing you need to put Custom scale factors in the Edit Drawing scales dialogue moving the decimal across 3 places. For example 1 to 200 becomes 1 to 0.2 or, 1 Paper Unit = 0.2 Drawing Units in the dialogue box and so on.