Scaling Imported Blueprints

During the Import Blueprint process, you will be prompted to enter a scale. This tool allows you to make further adjustments to the scale after the image has been imported.

You can also use this tool to Rasterize an Image if it was not done so when it was imported.

Only available in the Premier edition of Measure.


Before you begin tracing over an image, find a known dimension and check it with the Measuring Tape tool. If the dimension is not correct then you will need to use this tool to reset the scale.

Tip: On projects with more than one image per sheet, be sure to select the one you want to scale: 2017-11-14_11-38-56.png


How To:  
Under the Blueprint tab of the Ribbon bar, click on the Scale Graphics button in the Image group. The Scale Graphics dialog will appear. The size and resolution of the imported file will be displayed. If the scale of the imported blueprint is known, it can be selected under Width and Height. Otherwise follow these steps to set a manual scale:

1. Click on the Measure... button in the lower left corner of the Scale Graphics dialog.


2. A message will appear describing how to set the manual scale. Click on OK.

3. Left click at the exact point where the chosen dimension starts. Move to the opposite end of the chosen dimension. A red dashed line will appear along with the angle and length based on the current scale. This line may be drawn at any angle.

Tip: The longer the line the more accurate the scale will be.

4. Left click again to finish drawing the line. The Scale Graphic dialog box will appear again.

5. Enter the dimension for the line you've just drawn in the Drawing units box under Width or Height. In our example, the length of the measuring line drawn should be 46'.

Warning: Be sure the "Keep Aspect Ratio" box is checked or the blueprint will only resize in one direction, resulting in an image that appears stretched.

6. Click on OK to save your changes.

Be sure to double-check dimensions on the image with the Measuring Tape tool any time the scale has been adjusted. Once you have confirmed that it is accurate, use the room drawing tools to begin tracing each room.

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