Scaling in AutoCAD

Question: I am having some trouble tracing to scale in auto CAD. I was wondering if we had to trace to scale?, and what scale to make the trace?

Good questions;
Just start tracing your assigned floor, focus on the elements you think are structural, you do not need to complete the drawing. We can scale your line work in class tomorrow.
We plan to go over scaling on Thursday. Scaling [SK key command] can be easily accomplished by having two objects to snap to and using the reference scale command.
reference scaling to an object in auto CAD
1. type SC for scale
2. Select the object to scale.
3. Select the base point.
4. Enter r (Reference).
5. Select the first and second reference points, or enter a value for the reference length.

This link contains a decent reference scaling video:

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