AutoCAD Change Space

by Jeff Weber
(Vincennes, Indiana, USA)

I enjoy working in Paper Space. I know some don't but I think that is just because for some it is a hard concept to grasp (but once you get it you will love it).

I work with people who don't know how to work in PS. So what I do is I create the drawing as I normally would as a MS/PS drawing.

Once I have the drawing created with all my viewports created I use the CHSPACE command.

Lets say I have a drawing that has a 1/4" floor plan VP.

Assuming you have placed all of your text in PS along with your title block you are ready to go.

Type CHSPACE and select your title block. Then click in the 1/4" VP and hit enter.

Your title block is now in MS (model space) and scaled correctly.

You can do the same thing and push your text and any leaders that you may have used to add notes to your floor plan.

This eliminates the need to figure out what size to create your text in order to get it to print right.

Once you get everything pushed back to MS you have an entire MS drawing.

This also works in the reverse.

You can bring elements into PS by starting with an open VP, initiating the command and clicking in PS after you have selected MS objects.

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