# TruCUT RDWorks Lock the Size Aspect Ratio (Part 4) Cut Property Bar Video Mini-Series

rdworks lock size ratio

Being able to lock the aspect ratio of shapes and objects allows you to scale objects while keeping their original shapes.

This is also a great feature to use when you have to resize an object, but you only know one of the new dimension sizes.

This video is part of a Mini-Series.
Next video covers Transform Origin.
Previous video covered Scaling Percentage.

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Hi, guys. Today will be a true cut. Already works. We're gonna be looking at a feature located on your cut property bar for locking the aspect ratio when you scale objects. But before that, let's have a quick intro first. Mhm. Mhm. Mm. So today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za. We make sure that easy to watch problem solving videos, and we also have daily updates otherwise back in the programme here. Now, when it comes to the lock aspect ratio feature, it is rather simple to use. But there's a few things to keep in mind when working with it now. Also, just a quick reminder that there's a miniseries on the cut property bar and I will leave relevant links in the description as you guys can follow along. Now, where do you navigate here to our cut property bar. You'll see you've got a little lock at the moment. The lock is open. So it is. Uh, immigration is not locked. However, there is something to keep in mind. But let's first head into this and I will show you what I mean. So now let's say we've got this little cube here. Now, if I had to scale the with, let's have a magazine like 300 enter. You will see the with a scale to 300. Well, the other one is still to What is that 118. So maybe 1 20. Just sort of simplify things. Now, if I had to scale the top one back to rather to 1 20 make it a square again if I had to enable this little lock button. Now, if I scale either the with or the height or the percentage will automatically scale, the other very relevant to the original shape. So if I had to go year scales from 200 like we did before presenter, you'll see a scale the entire object. Now, if you did have, like, let's say, a more unique shape, it will keep the shape of, uh, we'll keep the aspect ratio of the shape. So if I had to make this now 1 20 we'll see it keeps a speculation. So that is, um so you keep in mind, which can be quite handy, so you don't have to waste a lot of time. Let's say you have something that's a specific size, and you have to scale it up and just throw your lock on. And then you type in a new value. But what you might notice this is that little caveat. I was speaking about all that little catch and that is the aspiration lockers on now, as you can see now, if I just scale this year on the bottom right corner, we can see it is it is still locked. But then if we had to unlock this, if I go on this corner, it is still locked. So that is something to keep in mind that when you're working, you might think Okay, the aspirations on on this bottom lock but when it's actually unlocked. So just keep that in mind. If you want to scale this one individually, you're gonna have to use these side points. Otherwise it's gonna act as if it is locked. So in the beginning, it's a bit confusing. So a lot of programmes so use this relevant to your design area as well. So it's just something to keep in mind that if this lock is on, or if you're using these points, that's gonna keep the aspect ratio lot. So it is more relevant. Your cut property bar, way of editing. Otherwise, yeah, that is it on locking aspect ratio. So once again, just quickly recap if you're using your scale or the width, height or percentage And when this lock is closed, it luxurious federation and unlocked it unlocks your as preparation. So if we had to head year to softwaretraining.co.za You guys will notice you've got a variety of different software to recover. And also you can isolate your search on the top, right? If you do not, however, find the videos you're looking forward to hear requests, a training video, and we will make that video for you. But otherwise these guys for watching and shoes.

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