# Help - Plan Is Scale 1":8'

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Allen@hilltop, Mar 27, 2007.

1. ### Allen@hilltopLawnSite Memberfrom Central NCPosts: 27

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.

2. ### PatriotLandscapeLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom MAPosts: 1,209

that is an architects scale. you just need a different scale (ruler)

3. ### Allen@hilltopLawnSite Memberfrom Central NCPosts: 27

I am using an Engineer. Are you saying use an architech scale?

4. ### jreiffLawnSite Senior Memberfrom MNPosts: 402

yep............

5. ### lawnMaster5000LawnSite Senior Memberfrom St. Louis MissouriPosts: 588

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.

6. ### chris638LawnSite Memberfrom Hamilton, OHPosts: 149

It's actually 1/8" = 1" that's the way it will read on the architect's scale

7. ### NewHorizon's LandLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Ridgely, MDPosts: 690

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?

8. ### chris638LawnSite Memberfrom Hamilton, OHPosts: 149

Yes, but when looking on a architect's scale it won't read 8', it will read 1/8"

9. ### cglandLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Reading, PAPosts: 1,929

Did I see you on the show "Smarter than a 5th grader"?

Chris

10. ### PerfectEarthLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 1,734

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.