The scale appears to stay during the drawing session. After it is closed and [attachment]Scale.JPG[/attachment]reopened, the scale reverts to 1"= 1'. This may be due to this project being managed in ProjectWise.
I like that you nonchalantly mentioned that the scale can be set in the preferences. I checked that and what do you know? Someone changed it. All Equipment was coming in at 150%. I know that we can restrict users from making changes to the preferences so that this is avoided, but I really prefer educating people rather than restricting people. I'll be discussing the ramifications of making modifications to the preferences and how they affect all drawings that use that preference set.
All is good now. I learned something today. Thanks to you wise one.