The Scale Rule:
How to read and use a scale rule to understand technical drawings and plan space.
Drawing to scale is essential if you are going to plan your space effectively. If you are using drawings submitted for a planning application then as long as they are at 1:50 or larger you can use the same drawings to plan your furniture layouts. The Scale Rule is the easiest way to read other drawings and understand how large a room is and the details.
TO PLAN YOUR SPACE WITH FURNITURE YOU MUST USE A SCALE RULE AND IT IS A VITAL COMPONENT TO INTERIOR DESIGN.
What you will learn from this video and visual aids:
This Module will help:
Image: A cad drawing with tracing paper and templates, using a scale rule to plan space professionally
Image: Scale Rule and drawing equipment
What to expect..
DESIGN HELP KEEPS THINGS SIMPLE. EVERYBODY WILL BE ABLE TO USE A SCALE RULE WITH DESIGN HELP – ITS EASY!
Even if you are using CAD you still need to know how to read a scale rule as you may be working on ideas for furniture or services and with other professionals. We show you how to do this.
‘GOLDEN RULE’: Do not reduce or enlarge drawings otherwise it will be useless and not to ‘scale’. Always check they have not been altered to fit in the post or sent electronically unless specified they are ‘to scale @ A4’. To be safe, it’s best to use hard (paper) copies of drawings unless you are experienced.
What is included
The Fact Sheets (2375 words) with the Video explain very simply but thoroughly, about how to go about using your scale rule, the different scales used, equipment, and an exercise. A Scale Rule is obtainable from most graphic shops and on line. You cannot possibly go wrong and this is a great skill to have for all your project needs.
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