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Scaling a Part

You can scale a part or surface model about its centroid, the model origin, or a coordinate system.

To scale a solid or surface model:

  1. In a part document, click Scale (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Scale .
  2. Set options in the PropertyManager.
  3. Click

    The geometry of the model increases or decreases in size according to the scaling factors and other options you set.

    The Scale feature scales only the geometry of the model. It does not scale dimensions, sketches, or reference geometry. To temporarily restore the model to its unscaled size, you can roll back or suppress the Scale feature.

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