New user here and not familiar with drafting. I would like to design a simple backyard shed for county building approval. I figured out how to set the drawing for an 11 X 17 size sheet and set the dimensions to read properly but when I draw a line it shows the real time length of the line as I go in the number of inches I have gone across the 11 X 17 sheet and not the scale I have set which should be hundreds of feet. How do I make the dimensions and the real time length indicator agree with each other?
You have to set the desired drawing/printing scale at General Scale ( inverted value) and leave Length Factor at 1.
In CAD you normally draw in real world dimensions, scaling down is done at printing process.