How Do I Resize a Point in AutoCAD?

Resizing points in AutoCAD is a common task that allows you to adjust the size and scale of individual points within your drawing. Whether you want to increase or decrease the size of a point, AutoCAD provides several methods to achieve this. In this tutorial, we will explore the different techniques for resizing points in AutoCAD.

Using the Properties Palette

If you prefer a graphical interface for resizing points, you can use the Properties palette in AutoCAD. Here’s how:

  1. Select the point(s) you want to resize by clicking on them.
  2. Open the Properties palette by typing ‘PROPERTIES’ in the command line or by clicking on the Properties icon in the Home tab.
  3. In the Properties palette, locate and expand the Point section.
  4. Adjust the Size property to change the size of the selected point(s).

Note: The size property value represents a percentage of the default point size. For example, entering ‘200’ will double the size of the point, while entering ’50’ will halve it.

Using Command Line Options

If you prefer using commands and numeric input, AutoCAD provides direct manipulation options as well. Here’s how:

  1. Type ‘DDPTYPE’ in the command line and press Enter to access Point Style dialog box.
  2. In the Point Style dialog box, select a desired point style from available options or create your own custom style.
  3. Adjust either Absolute or Relative size based on your preference.
    • Absolute Size:
      The Absolute option allows you to specify an exact size for your points. Enter the desired size in the Size text box.
    • Relative Size:
      The Relative option allows you to scale the size of your points relative to their original size. Enter a scaling factor in the Scale Factor text box.

Using Shortcut Menu

If you’re working with a point and want to quickly change its size, you can use the shortcut menu in AutoCAD.

  • Right-click to open the shortcut menu.
  • Navigate to Point Style and select a desired point style from available options.
  • Note: The available point styles have predefined sizes, so choosing a different style will automatically change the size of your selected point(s).

    In conclusion,

    Resizing points in AutoCAD can be done using various methods such as the Properties palette, command line options, or the shortcut menu. Whether you prefer a graphical interface or direct manipulation through commands, AutoCAD provides flexibility in adjusting the size and scale of points within your drawings. Experiment with different techniques to find what works best for your workflow!