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  • A good text height makes a legible drawing. Too small, and it's difficult read. Too large, and it is a struggle to fit all the information in.
  • A drawing is more representable if the same text height is used. For example: all notes and dimensions should be the same height. Likewise title text should also be consistent.

Standard Metric Text Heights

Height at 1:1 Usage Pen Weight
1.8mm or 2.0mm Use sparingly and only when the standard text height just won't fit. 0.25mm
2.5mm The standard, general purpose, text height. Example: dimensions, notes etc. 0.35mm
3.5mm Secondary titles. Example: SECTION A-A. Also used in schedule or table titles. 0.5mm
5.0mm Primary titles. Example: TYPICAL FLY BRACE DETAIL 0.7mm
7.0mm Big titles, rare to use in the actual drawing space, but commonly used in cover sheet titles, or in the title block text. 1.0mm

Image:Text Height Sample.png

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