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FreeCAD: How to scale a 3D object?

Update: May 14, 2020
FreeCAD 0.18

This article explains how to scale a 3D object.

figure. Scaling a 3D object
Scaled 3D object
  1. Switch workbench to Draft workbenchWorkbench_Draft.

  2. Select a shape to be scaled on model tree and make a clone'Clone' icon.

    figure. Original shape (Body) and clone on the model tree
    Original shape (Body) and the clone on the model tree
  3. The made clone is overlapped on the original shape. Select the clone on model tree and change the "Position" property values at Data tab.

    figure. 'Position' property on Data tab
    "Position" property on Data tab
    figure. Original shape and the clone
    Original shape and the clone
  4. Select the clone on model tree and change the "Scale" property values at Data tab. You can set scale ratios in each X, Y and Z direction. If the clone shape does not be updated, press F5 to refresh the display.

    figure. 'Scale' property on Data tab
    "Scale" property on Data tab
    figure. Original shape and the clone
    Original shape and the clone
  5. If you do not need the original shape, select the shape on model tree and hide with "Toggle Visibily" on context-menu.

    figure. 'Toggle Visibily' on context-menu
    "Toggle Visibily" on context-menu

If you make changes to the original shape, the changes will be reflected in the clone.

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