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Text Heights in Drawings

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A good text height makes a legable drawing. Too small, makes a difficult read. Too large, and it is a struggle to fit all the information in.

A drawing is more presentable if the same text height is used. For example: all notes and dimensions should be the same height. Likewise title text should also be consistant.


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

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