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Drawing a House to Scale
SketchUp – drawing your house in 3D to scale
Download SketchUp – it is free, it is a programme originally developed by Google, which has now been sold on and used by many people to present 3D objects and can be very useful when in expert hands. Even when you are starting with SketchUp you can achieve some good results.
Drawing a house to scale
Here we are going to look at drawing a house to scale. You can carry this out approximately or exactly, it is your choice.
You can paste the size of your building so you get the approximate metre length of each wall for an accurate measurement you can use a tape. Or if you already have plans of your building you can use these.
Click on the pencil icon and click the start point and the direction then type in the measurement.
8m for ease of using a measurement for the first wall. We are going to assume a rectangle and have the second wall as 9m, third wall 8m and last wall as 9m; turning 90 degrees each time you should now have a rectangle.
Next add the height of the house 2.5m is a reasonable height for each storey of the property so typically a two-storey building will be 5m. If you use the push/pull icon start to pull up and type in the metre measurement again it will jump to that measurement (5m in this case). Again, draw your centre line and pull the roof up until it looks similar to the roof you have on your house.
If you do not have a rectangular building, and this is slightly more difficult, roof-wise with a little practice you will be able to achieve this and add doors, windows, colour and texture.
For mrore information regarding further ways to use SketchUp or call free phone 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat with a Surveyor who will help you with your building project - a 3D model not only saves you time but money too helping to avoid costly mistakes or later further amendments to your building.