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Scale PropertyManager

You set options for scaling a model in the Scale PropertyManager.

In a part document, click Scale (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Scale.

Scale Parameters

Some fields that accept numeric input allow you to create an equation by entering = ( equal sign) and selecting global variables, functions, and file properties from a drop-down list. See Direct Input of Equations.
Solid and Surface or Graphics Bodies to Scale (Multibody parts only). Specifies which bodies to scale. Select bodies in the graphics area or in the FeatureManager design tree in the Solid Bodies and Surface Bodies folders.
  Scale About Specifies the entity about which to scale the model. Select one of the following:


Scales the model about its system-calculated centroid.


Scales the model about its origin.

Coordinate System

Scales the model about a user-defined coordinate system. For Coordinate System PM_CoordSys.gif, select a coordinate system that you have previously defined. For more information about defining coordinate systems, see Coordinate Systems.

Scaling occurs in both directions of axes when material is present on both sides of the entity selected for Scale About. When material is on one side only of an axis, the model scales in only one direction along that axis. See Examples of Scaling.
  Uniform Scaling Applies the same Scale Factor in all directions. Clear to specify a different Scale Factor for each axis.
  Scale Factor Defines the factor to multiply by in each direction. If Uniform Scaling is selected, enter one Scale Factor to apply in all directions. Otherwise, enter a factor for each direction:

X Scale Factor

Y Scale Factor

Z Scale Factor


If the model has multiple configurations, specify which ones the changes apply to.
This Configuration
All Configurations
Specified Configurations
You can control the scale factors in a design table. See Scale Features in Configurations.

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