# dimension & text character height default

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OK, I have searched and not finding anything and needing someone's help.  I know some of you Chiefer's can go right to the spot and communicate back, and I will appreciate that.

I need to create two different default sets and text styles.  I remember seeing a chart or topic on how to scale the character height by the text scale.  Where is that?  I need to create a 3/32" and 3/8" default sets.

I am guessing here by using a ratio that if 1/4" is 6" height and 1/8" is 12" height, would 3/32" be 15" and 3/8" be 9".   Back in the day using Paperspace in CAD, I could do the math.. but not sure how Chief does it.

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3 minutes ago, mtldesigns said:

I am guessi﻿ng here by using a ratio that if 1/4" is 6" height and 1/8" is 12" height, would 3/32" be 15" and 3/8" be 9"

You're kinda on the right track, but you flipped your example and then some... instead consider that if 1/8" = 6" and 1/4" (2/8th)=12", then 3/8"=18" and 5/8" would be 30"

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Hey DE

I took the 1/4" scale @ 6" and the 1/8" scale @ 12" from the defaults setting.  Chief does this backwards, at least it seams its backwards.  1/2" scale has 2" text height (OOB).  Am I being dyslexic, thought I wrote it right?

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Would this dbx help any?

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15 minutes ago, mtldesigns said:

Am I being dyslexic, thought I wrote it right?

Sorry, your question wasn't clear... but now I think I realize what you were asking was how to get the text to print at the same printed height in two differently scaled drawings.
Glenn's advice should get you there... best!

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14 minutes ago, glennw said:

Would this dbx help any?

That would be great Glenn if it was not metric.

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Sorry for the confusion DE.

Where is this dbx Glen?

And this exactly what I need.. if I can find it.

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3 minutes ago, mtldesigns said:

Where is this dbx

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Got it now.. thanks...

I knew I've seen this before.. just didn't click where.

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Eric, is that correct - it doesn't look right to me?

Michael,

Or here

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You know I asked the question before I went for it, wanted my ducks in a row.. before I adding the two styles.  If I would have just done it, I would have seen the "scale" tab next to the character height.  One of those brain moments.

STILL.. would like to know how Chief comes up with these.

Thanks Glenn, DE, Eric, and Chop.

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39 minutes ago, mtldesigns said:

STILL.. would like to know how Chief comes up with these.

It is just math.  It is the fractions that make it seem difficult.  Construct your formula from one that is known.