Scaling Sketch Entities In Siemens NX®

Scaling is also available in Siemens NX® 3D CAD. But you can scale your 2D sketches also in Siemens NX® sketching. Here, we explain how to sketch your sketches in Siemens NX® with the ‘Scale Curve’ command, with a very basic example below.

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How To Scale In Siemens NX®?

Click on the ‘Scale Curve’ command in Siemens NX®.

To use the ‘Scale Curve’ command in Siemens NX®, you need to be inside an active sketch. Or if you want to scale a sketch in Siemens NX® sketching, you need to be in the mode of editing it like above. Click on the ‘Scale Curve’ command as shown by the orange arrow above.

After entering into the ‘Scale Curve’ command, select the curves to be scaled as shown by the blue arrow above. Then specify the point that all the curves will be scaled according to that as shown by the red arrow above. Select the second point that the scaling will be done between these selected points.

Enter the ‘Scale Factor’ that the distance between selected two points will be multiplied with this factor. For example, the 0.5 scale factor will make the distance 50% smaller from the original one.

Select scaling option as ‘Distance’.

If you select the Scaling option as ‘Distance’ as shown in an orange box, you can enter a distance value that distance between two points will be changed with this value. And other portions of the sketch will be scaled according to this. Enter your value as shown by the red arrow above.

Select scaling method as ‘Dimension’.

If you select the scaling method as ‘Dimension’ as shown by the red arrow above, you can select a dimension from the sketch as shown by the green arrow above, then enter a new value for this dimension as shown in the green box. Other portions will be scaled according to this again.


Click on the ‘OK’ or ‘Apply’ button to complete sketch scaling in Siemens NX.


The use of the ‘Scale Curve’ command in Siemens NX® is very easy like above. Do not forget to leave your comments and questions about scaling sketch entities in Siemens NX® below.

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