ScaleFactor Property

Specifies the scale factor for the object.

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Attribute, AttributeReference, Dim3PointAngular, DimAligned, DimAngular, DimArcLength, DimDiametric, DimOrdinate, DimRadial, DimRadialLarge, DimRotated, DwfUnderlay, Leader, MLeaderStyle, Raster, Shape, Text, Tolerance
The object or objects this property applies to.


Double; read-write
A real number greater than 0.0. A scale factor greater than 1 enlarges the object. A scale factor between 0 and 1 shrinks the object.


The initial value for this property is 1.0000.

The scale factor is often referred to as the relative X scale factor. The scale factor is applied to the object's width to allow the width to be adjusted independently of the height. For example, if the scale factor value is 0.8, then the object will be drawn with a width that is 80 percent of its normal unadjusted width.

Dimension, leader, and tolerance objects:

This property overrides the DIMSCALE system variable.

If you are working in paper space, the scale factor for dimensions will equal 0.0 and AutoCAD will compute a reasonable default value based on the scaling between the current model space viewport and paper space. You will not be able to change the scale factor for a dimension in paper space.