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I vaguely remember there is a way to dimension a drawing? Answered


Say you have a drawing or picture of a chest of drawers. It tells you the height, width, depth.
There's a way to get the drawer dimension and such other needed measurements.
I just cant recall how this was done, ie, a drafting ruler?

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steveastrouk

Best Answer 8 years ago

Scale it off - measure the overall height - lets say this image or sketch is 2" high. Then note the height of the item - say in reality its 3 feet, or 36" - so the image is a scale of 1/18 of fullsize. Measure the drawer height on the image, say its 1/4", in reality it would be 18 x 1/4" or 4 1/2".

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seandoguesteveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

+1. It also helps to blow the image up using a copier if possible, prior to doing the measurements, in order to maximize accuracy.

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BluTiger

8 years ago

Thank you both! Great answer steveastrouk and for your idea seandogue