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Set Scale

Want to set a drawing "to scale" in seconds? Meet your new favorite button in your favorite drawing app for iPad. Below is a quick "How To" guide to register the scale & units for any PDF, sketch, or background image.

Architecture section drawing by WORKac.

How to Set Your Scale

Step 01. The Scale Button

With a single tap of the Scale button, you can take any background and turn it into a scaled drawing.

Pro Tip
Not seeing your Scale button? After you set your scale for the first time, this button moves inside your Wrench button. Learn more here.

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Step 02. Register Units

Use the cross-hairs and dimension input to set your scale using any known dimension–whether a doorway, a dimension callout, or a human height.

A. Set Your Cross-Hairs

Using the cross-hairs, set any known dimension.

Pro Tip
Zoom in for more accurate placement.

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B. Set Your Units

You can switch between imperial or metric units.

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C. Input Dimension

Then, tap the "Input" bubble and use the calculator to input your dimension.

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Step 3. Register Your Scale

Tap the Green Check button on the bottom to register your scale.

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Step 04. Ta-dah!

You did it :) All your tools are now magically calibrated to the drawing scale you set.

Pro Tip
For future scale adjustments tap the Wrench button and then "Scale".

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How to Video

Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to set your scale.

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