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    All,

    I have just started using 2008 recently and have found when I wish to adjust a viewport scale, I have a whole bunch of new scales instead of the nom of 1:1, 1:2, 1:5 and so forth. This happens again when I am about to plot. Most occasions though we use our page setup but when I need to plot just a window, I have trouble.

    What I am getting at is there a way to turn off, delete or get-rid-of those excess scales that I do not want?

    I appreciate the help.

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    Default Re: Scaling

    Try SCALELISTEDIT.

    For some reason I thought that was disabled in 2008 but I just tried it and the command still works.
    Jeff Paulsen

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    Default Re: Scaling

    I just remembered what changed in 2008. The scale list is saved in the drawing in 2008. In previous versions it was saved in the registry under the users windows profile.

    I did a quick test and it appears that when you insert a drawing the scales are also inserted.
    Jeff Paulsen

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    Default Re: Scaling

    There is a Reset button in the Edit Scale List dialog that restores a default set of scales.

    Does anyone know where the default list is stored and how it can be modified?
    Jeff Paulsen

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    Default Re: Scaling

    Go to: http://discussion.autodesk.com/threa...hreadID=598934 and look for ScaleListDel.lsp Updated version (0.7) by Steve Johnson. Great tool!
    I added "SCALELISTDELALL" to my menu.
    Customized it for my needs adding code for my Scale List commands ""SCALELISTCIVIL and "SCALELISTCIVILTEMPLATE".
    Code:
         (defun C:SCALELISTCIVIL ()
          (scaledel_smart_reset)
          (prompt "\nDeleting existing unused scales...")
          (scaledel_wcard "*")
          (prompt "\nCreating civil scales...")
          (scaledel_create_civil)
          (princ)
        ) ; End C:SCALELISTCIVIL
     
        (defun C:SCALELISTCIVILTEMPLATE ()
          (if (= (scaledel_warning) "Yes")
            (progn
              (scaledel_smart_reset)
              (prompt "\nDeleting all existing scales...")
              (scaledel_all_unsafe)
              (prompt "\nCreating civil scales...")
              (scaledel_create_civil)
            )
          )
          (princ)
        ) ; End C:SCALELISTCIVILTEMPLATE
     
    ;;; --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ;; *** Note: several uncommon scales have been commented out.
    ;; Delete the leading semi-colon to make a scale active.
    ;; You can comment out an unwanted scale by placing a semi-colon at
    ;; the start of its line.
        (defun scaledel_create_civil ()
          (scaledel_create_scales
            '(
    ;          ("1:1" "1:1")
    ;          ("1:2" "1:2")
    ;          ("1:3" "1:3")
    ;          ("1:4" "1:4")
              ("1:5" "1:5")
              ("1:10" "1:10")
              ("1:20" "1:20")
              ("1:30" "1:30")
              ("1:40" "1:40")
              ("1:50" "1:50")
              ("1:60" "1:60")
              ("1:100" "1:100")
              ("1:200" "1:200")
              ("1:300" "1:300")
              ("1:400" "1:400")
              ("1:500" "1:500")
              ("1:600" "1:600")
              ("1:1000" "1:1000")
              ("1:1/4 mile" "1:1320")
              ("1:1/2 mile" "1:2640")
              ("1:mile" "1:5280")
            )
          )
        ) ; End scaledel_create_civil
    Good Luck,
    Tom Beauford P.S.M. - Civil 2019 on Windows 10 Enterprise
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    2280 Miccosukee Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32308-5310
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    Default Re: Scaling

    I found out the default scale set is stored in a compiled DLL so there's no good way to modify it.

    Thanks for the link to the lisp routine Tom. That looks like it will be very handy.
    Jeff Paulsen

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