## How do you convert an architectural scale to an engineering scale in Autocad?

Convert to Engineering Scale: Type 1/12, and press Enter. Convert to Architectural Scale: Type12, and press Enter.

**What is the difference between architect’s scale engineer’s scale and metric scale?**

A scale is also a ruler used in drawing and measuring architectural and engineering plans. Architectural scales units are based on foot/inch dimensions. Metric Engineering Scales – metric scale measurements is the standard in most of the world.

### How do architects convert scales?

Converting between representational scales

- a 1:50 drawing will be twice as big as a 1:100 drawing(100/50 = 2)
- a 1:500 drawing will be 2.5 times smaller than a 1:200 drawing (500/200 = 2.5)

**How do you convert engineering scales?**

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 read an architect’s scale 1 16?

The whole number to the left of the number line indicates the scale those numbers represent. The scale marked “16” is a standard ruler. You must learn to read both from left to right, and right to left. Note in the example below, the numbers on the 1/8-inch scale increase from left to right.

**How do you convert to scale 1 50?**

You could also say, 1 unit in the drawing is equal to 100 units in real life. So, if we were drawing a table that measured 100cm wide by 200cm long at a scale of 1:50, you would draw the table 2cm wide by 4cm long on your piece of paper. This is worked out by dividing the real life size (100cm) by 50 (1:50 scale).

## What is the most used scale by architects and engineers?

Architect scales use standard proportional ratios with 0.25 in. (1/48 size) or 0.125 in. (1/96 size) being most common. These ratios are most appropriate for representing interior and exterior dimensions of rooms, walls, doors, windows and fire protection system.

**How many scales are on an architect’s ruler?**

The architect’s scale is used by architects and builders for obtaining measurements from scaled drawings of buildings and other structures. It is typically three-sided with 11 scales or flat with 4 scales. It is available in lengths ranging from 4″ to 36″ although 12″ models are most common.

### What is a 3 32 scale?

3/32 = 1 foot 1/4 = 1 foot 3/4 = 1 foot. 3/16 = 1 foot 3/8 = 1 foot 1 inch = 1 foot. 1/8 = 1 foot 1/2 = 1 foot 1½ inches = 1 foot. • The scale marked “16” is a standard ruler.

**How do you read an architect scale?**

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. You should see the value “32” on your scale.

#### How do I change scale in Autocad Architecture?

To Specify the Drawing Units

- Click Utilities Drawing Setup.
- Click the Units tab.
- Under Drawing Units, select the desired units.
- To scale objects that you insert into the current drawing from drawings with different drawing units, select Scale Objects Inserted from Other Drawings.

**What is standard engineering scale?**

Engineers Engineering Scales units of measure are equal to parts per inch and parts per foot. The most common graduations are 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 parts per inch, but there are scales available that have 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 parts per foot. The graduations vary based on the application.

## What does scale do architects use?

Architect scales, such as 1/4˝ = 1´-0˝ (1/48 size) or 1/8˝ = 1´-0˝ (1/96 size), are used for structures and buildings. They are used to measure interior and exterior dimensions such as rooms, walls, doors, windows, and fire protection system details. Other scale tools include flat scales and rolling scales .

**What is engineering drawing scale?**

An engineering scale, also known as an engineer’s scale, is actually a type of ruler that produces ratio drawings . Engineers typically use this scale for drafting and blueprint creation.

### What is a scale in architecture?

Architect’s 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. In scientific and engineering terminology, a device to measure linear distance and create proportional linear measurements is called a scale.