Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:25 AM
Trouble is the scale doesnt seem to match up to whats on the drawings, probably as they have been printed out and scanned at a different size.
Is there any software i can use to help sort this out, as i'd like to get the extenson done and this would get the ball rolling?
Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:30 AM
If there are elements of the existing building on the drawings then you could take a scale measurement from those.
However you'll probably need to get them re-drawn (by hand or in a CAD package) to a recognised scale (like those above) to submit to planning. If you're happy with the design than an architectural technician should be able to do this for a reasonable fee.
Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:47 AM
As the drawings are scanned, the only thing I could suggest is what I once did - copy and paste them into something like 'Paint', re-size them and print them off and keep doing that until the scale is right.
Even then, you're going to be restricted to A4 unless you have access to a bigger printer. At the time I did it I had an A3 printer which made the job a lot easier.
And the obvious question: Are the drawings dimensioned?
Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:27 AM
If you plan to submit the drawings for a planning application beware the potential copyright issue. That may reside with the person that originally drew them. The previous owner may only have a license to use them.
Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:01 AM
You can use the given scale (the actual comparison one, not the a = b one), if there is one, by using compass dividers to test whether the manipulations with Paint have got you where you want to be.
Absolute accuracy isn't critical because only a complete numpty would work off drawings, using the scale, for anything other than back-of-the-envelope stuff, any more than you'd use a marker pen to do architectural drawings.
Posted 30 April 2015 - 11:08 AM
The website to download it is http://www.anyscale.co
hope you get it sorted.
Edited by nickyork, 30 April 2015 - 11:10 AM.
Posted 30 April 2015 - 11:58 AM
Getting the scales right (1:100 @ A4) was tricky but just took some trial and error printing out, measuring and then rescaling a little.
Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:13 PM
Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:35 PM
Would be good if you provided a link to the free trial version of 'Quickscale'.
Edited by joiner, 30 April 2015 - 08:40 PM.