View Full Version : Help - Plan Is Scale 1":8'

03-27-2007, 11:49 PM
I have a plan that is draw to a scale of 1 inch equals 8 feet. I know how to read using an engineer scale with one of the increments labeled on the ruler. Can someone please tell me how to measure when the scale is not one of the 6 shown on the ruler. Anyone's quick response would be appreciated.

03-28-2007, 12:02 AM
that is an architects scale. you just need a different scale (ruler)

03-28-2007, 12:09 AM
I am using an Engineer. Are you saying use an architech scale?

03-28-2007, 12:11 AM

03-28-2007, 03:20 AM
measure it in inches then multiply by 8. If 1 inch equals 8 feet, then for each inch on the drawing you have 8 feet in life.

I hope I am misunderstanding this question.

03-31-2007, 12:28 AM
It's actually 1/8" = 1" that's the way it will read on the architect's scale

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03-31-2007, 08:47 AM
Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't 1/8"=1' be equal to 1"=8' or even 2"=16'. It's just a multiple. Right?

03-31-2007, 03:06 PM
Yes, but when looking on a architect's scale it won't read 8', it will read 1/8"

03-31-2007, 07:15 PM
Did I see you on the show "Smarter than a 5th grader"?


04-01-2007, 12:12 AM
Wow...... Amazing. Is there a "comedy" section on this site that I'm missing?? This thread should be in it and remain on top forever if there is.

04-01-2007, 09:39 AM
At 1"-8' you can use a regular ruler if you don't have an architects scale.