Scale

The Scale icon-transform-scale.png tool can scale or adjust the size of items. This tool includes a Copy option which allows you to create a copy of the item to be scaled while keeping the original element unchanged. 

To scale items:

  1. Go To Transform > Scale.
  2. Select Type to access the Scale Mode menu.
  3. Choose a uniform type:
    • Uniform – Scales an object with a center point adjustment handle in all directions proportionally. 
    • Non-uniform – Scales an object in any direction with different proportions along axes. You can define a center point for the scale by adjusting the gizmo center location.
  4. Select the item you want to scale.
  5. If applicable, drag the gizmo center icon-gizmo-center.png to your preferred location.
    Note: The gizmo center is the center point of the scale.
  6. Optional: To scale a copy of your selection rather than the original, select Copy icon-generic-copy-false.png.
    Note: The Copy badge icon-generic-copy-true.png appears as blue when selected.
  7. Adjust the scale of the selection using these methods:
    • Drag the handle icon-handle.png.
    • Select the handle to enter a scale percentage on the numpad.
  8. To finish, select an empty area of the grid.

History settings

To manage history settings for the Scale action, find the step for your specific scale and then view or modify the following:

  • Target Bodies – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different target body and then select Done to finish.
  • Target Faces –  Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different target face and then select Done to finish.
  • Target Edges –  Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different target edge and then select Done to finish.
  • Uniform – Turn on for a uniform scale or turn off for a non-uniform scale.
  • Scale X – Enter a new scale value for the X-axis.
  • Scale Y – Enter a new scale value for the Y-axis.
  • Scale Z – Enter a new scale value for the Z-axis.
  • Copy – Toggle the slider to turn on or off the original copy.

    scale-history.png

 

Learn more by watching the video below:

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