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This command is used to scale selected objects in the current document, based on a specified base point and scale factor.
This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:
- Choosing the Edit » Objects » Scale command from the main menus.
- Clicking the button, on the Editing Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.
- Using the Ctrl+U keyboard shortcut.
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a square and you will enter scaling mode. The procedure involves the following sequence of actions:
- Click on the objects that are to be scaled, making them selected. Clicking away from an object allows you to drag a selection area, for including multiple objects in the selection. Selection is cumulative.
- When all required objects have been selected, right-click.
- You will then be prompted to select a base point. This is the point of origin for the scaling. Move the cursor to the required location and click to define this base point.
- The Enter Value dialog will now appear, from where you can enter a value for the scale factor, in terms of a percentage. After clicking OK, a dialog will appear asking whether you wish to scale apertures. Make your decision as required - the selected objects will be scaled from the base point and in accordance with the scale factor.
- Continue selecting further objects to scale, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit scaling mode.
- The default scale factor is 100% (appearing in the dialog as 0.0). This causes no change to the size of the selected objects. Enter a number below 100 for reduction in size. Enter a number above 100 for enlargement.