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Matti_B

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Someone should know the answer to this.

Drawing some plans for my house for collage work.

drawing the kitchen, its 2.1m by 3.5m

the drawing i am doing is 10.5cm by 17.50cm (scaled down)

what ratio is this to the scale.

Thanks in advance for you help.

 

Matti_B

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Cheers for that, just come to do the lounge and thats.....

6.1m by 4.15m

im using that scale but it wont fit onto A4 paper what I have to use.

Does any one know what the best scale is to use please.

Cheers Matt.

 
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Someone should know the answer to this.Drawing some plans for my house for collage work.

drawing the kitchen, its 2.1m by 3.5m

the drawing i am doing is 10.5cm by 17.50cm (scaled down)

what ratio is this to the scale.

Thanks in advance for you help.
Just so you know - it's very simple to work out,

Actuall kitchen 210cm drawing is 10.5cm (need to be same units)

210/10.5 = 20

Scale is 20:1

You can use any scale you like. If you drawing won't fit on your bit of paper you need a bigger bit of paper or a bigger scale!

 
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Cheers for that, just come to do the lounge and thats.....6.1m by 4.15m

im using that scale but it wont fit onto A4 paper what I have to use.

Does any one know what the best scale is to use please.

Cheers Matt.
if your paper is A4 measure max distance drawing can be on said bit of paper and devide by it's actual size

eg 25cm max width - 610cm/25cm = 24.4 so you could work at 25:1

do you get me?

 

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A4 paper is 29.8 cm x 21.2 cm. Allowing 1.5 cm for margins leaves you a workable area of 26.8 cm x 18.2 cm.

If you worked to a scale of 30:1 your drawing would be 20.3 cm x 13.8 cm

If you worked to a scale of 25:1 your drawing would be 24.3 cm x 16.5 cm

Architects usually work to 20:1, 50:1, 100:1 etc but 50:1 would be a bit small in my opinion.

 

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Cheers for your help.

Much appercaited and I understand now.

 

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