Command Line 6.2.9

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3.88. scale command

Description: This command scales the size of an object or objects by a factor specified by the user.

Inline mode usage:

  • scale -h: Displays the help file that summarizes the parameters for this command.
  • scale –all –p <scaleFactor>: Scales all objects with a scale factor.
  • scale <name> –p <scaleFactor>: Scales one selected object with a scale factor.
  • scale –nolocal -all –p <scaleFactor>: Scales all objects with a scale factor, ignoring the reference plane to apply it.
  • scale –nolocal <name> –p <scaleFactor>: Scales one selected object with a scale factor, ignoring the reference plane to apply it.

Interactive mode usage:

  • Invocation: scale or scale -all
  • Parameters:
    • Objects to scale (when not using the all modifier). The objects can be selected by left-clicking on them in the geometry view (hold Ctrl for multiple selection) or by left-clicking on them in the tree view.
    • Scale factor. Factors smaller than 1 decrease the size of the selected objects while factors greater than 1 magnify the objects.
    • By default, the selected objects will be scaled using the reference plane as reference. Optionally, the user can specify the -noLocal argument to ignore the reference plane when scaling.

Example:

We’re going to create a 1x1x1 cube and then scale it so we convert it into a 10x10x10 cube. First, we need to create the original cube:

>box

First corner of base [x y z]: 0 0 0

Other corner of base [x y]: 1 1

Height: 1

Original 1x1x1 cube

Now, we just have to scale this cube by a factor of 10:

>scale

Select objects on screen (Press enter when done):

Scale factor (double): 10

Scaled cube

 

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