# How To Use An Architectural Scale?

## How does an architectural scale work?

An Architect’s or scale ruler is designed for use in determining the actual dimensions of a distance on a scaled drawing.

Once the scale of the drawing has been ascertained, select the correct scale on the ruler.

For example, 1/8 on the ruler is in fact a scale that converts 1/8 inch on the drawing to 1 foot.

## What is an architectural scale?

An architect’s scale is a specialized ruler designed to facilitate the drafting and measuring of architectural drawings, such as floor plans and orthographic projections.

## How do you read an architect scale 1 8?

The drawings state that the scale is 1/8 inch equals 1 foot. Using your architect scale, select the face of the tool with the 1/8 mark in the upper left-hand corner. Lay the “0” point at the extreme left end of this line, and read the corresponding value at the right end of the line.

## How do you read a 3/32 architectural scale?

How to read an architectural scale where 3/32″ = 1′ –

## How do you convert scales?

For example, if the scale factor is 1:8 and the real measurement is 32, divide 32 ÷ 8 = 32 to convert. To convert a measurement to a larger measurement simply multiply the real measurement by the scale factor. For example, if the scale factor is 1:8 and the measured length is 4, multiply 4 × 8 = 32 to convert.

## How do you calculate a scale?

Calculating the Scaled Distance using the Actual Distance

If the scale is 1 : x, then divide the actual distance by x to calculate the map distance.

## How do you read architectural scales?

How to Read an Architect’s Scale –

## What is the difference between an architect and an engineer scale?

Although similar in appearance to an architect’s scale, the engineering scale is designed to be more precise and has a decimal scaling scheme whereas an architect’s scale uses fractional scaling. It is designed to only be read from left to right.

## How do you read architectural dimensions?

How to read a house plan –

## How do you measure with a ruler on a scale?

How to use Scale Ruler –

## How do you scale something down?

Convert the actual measurements with the ratio.

When scaling down, divide the original measurements by the second number in your ratio. When scaling up, multiply the original measurements the first number.

## How do you scale blueprints?

Scale on Blueprints –

## How do you convert scales to models?

For example, if the scale factor is 1:8 and the real measurement is 32, divide 32 ÷ 8 = 32 to convert. To convert a measurement to a larger measurement simply multiply the real measurement by the scale factor. For example, if the scale factor is 1:8 and the measured length is 4, multiply 4 × 8 = 32 to convert.

## What is a 1/10 scale?

When buying an RC vehicle, the box will often note its scale, which refers to the size of the model as compared to its full-size counterpart. For instance, a scale Formula 1 Indy RC car is 1/10th the size of, or 10 times smaller than, the size of the real thing.