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The architect s_scale_11

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The architect s_scale_11

  1. 1. The Architect’s Scale
  2. 2. Scaled Drawings <ul><ul><li>Scale is a dimension that represents the structure shown in a plan and is also a ruler used in drawing and measuring architectural plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Floor plan drawings are usually drawn to a ¼” = 1’ scale. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Standard Scales 1/8” = 1’ One-eighth inch equals one foot ¼” = 1’ One-fourth inch equals one foot ½” = 1’ One-half inch equals one foot 1” = 1’ One inch equals one foot
  4. 4. Scale Size Type of Drawing 1/8” = 1’ Plot Plans ¼” = 1’ Floor Plans ½” = 1’ Construction Plans 1” = 1’
  5. 5. Metric Scales <ul><ul><li>Expressed in meters and millimeters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically the ratio of 1:100 (meaning one millimeter is equal to 100 meters) is used for play plans. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Floor plans use 1:50 ratio. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Architect’s Scale <ul><ul><li>Triangular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each surface marked with a different scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A typical triangular scale has 11 different sets of measurements – 10 scales are in feet/inches and one scale is a rule in inches only </li></ul></ul>

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