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Losing lines when scaling

Postby 9er » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:18 pm

So I have this file that I'm trying to clean up and cut. It needs to be 24" wide X 12" tall. When I scale it, I lose half the linework. Any ideas?

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Re: Losing lines when scaling

Postby acourtjester » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:47 pm

I played with it some and it looks like you have 2 layers and that may screw thing up.
When I tried to enlarge it the layer don't stay together
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Re: Losing lines when scaling

Postby 9er » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:09 pm

Thank you, and yeah, that's what I see. It shouldn't be to layers though. But even so, I've no clue how to merge them.
Anyone know how that can be done?

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Re: Losing lines when scaling

Postby Larry83301 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:58 pm

Try this and see if it works for you. It's 24" wide but I kept it uniform instead of distorting it and the height came out around 17". If you want me to change it just let me know and I will repost the file.

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Re: Losing lines when scaling

Postby 9er » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:51 pm

Wow, thanks Larry83301
This looks like it'll work.

I really appreciate it.
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Re: Losing lines when scaling

Postby bhamer62 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:01 pm

Just saw this post, glad Larry could help you out!! When scaling make sure all lines are on the same layer and polyline them before scaling them up or down, that way you are scaling an entire entity instead of a cluster of smaller entities. If your lines aren't connected, you are just scalin up a gap...

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Re: Losing lines when scaling

Postby Larry83301 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:15 pm

9er wrote:Wow, thanks Larry83301
This looks like it'll work.

I really appreciate it.


Glad I could be of some help. If and when you need help just give a holler and I'm sure someone will answer. I've been working with CNCs and graphics programs since the mid '80s and I still get stuck sometimes. :D


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