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The design concept is transferred to a set of plans
(drawings) that provide a two- or three-dimensional
representation of the project. Since
it would be impractical
to create full-size drawings for these
objects, they are reduced to a manageable size (scale)
so they can be studied. A set of plans may include a
variety of different scales, depending upon what
objects are being rendered. The selected scale normally
is found in the title block in the lower right hand corner
of the drawings, but may be found anywhere on the
plans. You may find more than one scale on a single
sheet when there are “details,” parts of the objects that
are enlarged for clearer explanation.
In order to interpret the size of what the renderings
represent, the plan reviewer must use a tool called
a “scale.” The word “scale” is used synonymously
to represent the tool and the size reduction in the
drawing. The scale tool provides a quick method for
measuring the object and interpreting its eventual size
when finished. Selecting the Correct Tool
Traditional scales are prism-shaped tools that look
similar to the rulers you may have us...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course ES 302 at Western Oregon University.
- Spring '13