Help - Plan Is Scale 1":8'

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

  1. Allen@hilltop

    Allen@hilltop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 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. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    that is an architects scale. you just need a different scale (ruler)
  3. Allen@hilltop

    Allen@hilltop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

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

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 402

  5. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 591

    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. chris638

    chris638 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

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

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    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. chris638

    chris638 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

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

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

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

  10. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 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.

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