Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Modify > Scale
Shortcut: S, Z
Commands: scale | sz


Scales entities by a given factor towards a given center.


  1. Select the entities you want to scale.
  2. Launch this tool.
  3. Set the center of the scaling with the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line.
  4. The scale dialog is displayed where you can enter the scale factor.
    If you want to scale with two different factors in X and Y direction, uncheck the button for proportional scaling:

    You can then enter two different scaling factors for X and Y.
    If you want to scale the selection by mouse, check the mouse cursor button:
  5. Click "OK".
  6. If you have previously chosen to scale the selection by mouse, you now have to specify a reference point and a target point for the scaling operation.