# What is a 3 sided ruler called?

## What is a 3 sided ruler called?

A scale ruler is the three-sided ruler used by architects and readers of blueprints to convert between scaled drawings and the actual dimensions without having to resort to any mathematical calculations.

## What is a triangular ruler?

A triangular scale is a ruler that has a 3-lobed cross-section with 6 different types of scales on the edges (2 on each face) used for measuring and preparing scale drawings such as blueprints and maps. It is also called an architect’s scale.

**What is an architectural scale ruler?**

An architect’s scale is a specialized ruler designed to facilitate the drafting and measuring of architectural drawings, such as floor plans and Multi-view orthographic projections.

### How do you measure a triangular scale?

The first two inches are divided to 1/128″; the next two inches are divided to 1/64″; inches 4–6 are divided to 1/32″; inches 6–8 are divided to 1/16″; and inches 8–12 are divided to 1/8″. The third face also has a scale of inches numbered by ones from 1 to 12.

### What does the triangle on a ruler mean?

Holding your ruler against the thing you want to measure, for example, the side of a triangle, you can determine its length using the markings.

**What is triangular ruler?**

#### What does a black diamond on a measuring tape mean?

The black diamonds which appear every 19 3/16” on metal tape measures are for spacing I-beam “timbers.” Several wood-product manufacturers offer I-beam “timbers” as a substitute for solid lumber floor joists. The diamond marks on tape rule blades are for spacing these engineered floor joists in new construction.

#### What are the tiny lines on ruler called?

“Hatch mark” is the name given to a mark on a ruler. Hatch marks are also known as hash marks. Hatch marks mark distance values on the ruler and notify you every unit of distance moved along a straight line.

**What is a three-sided drafter’s ruler?**

The drafter’s ruler (also called an architect’s scale) has three sides with one or two scales along each of its six edges. One scale is measured in inches and fractions of an inch. The other scales are used to make reduced drawings. Using a three-sided drafter’s ruler isn’t too difficult if you know what to do with it.

## How to make the best drafting table?

There are some steps that can help one to make the best drafting table. You need to have a table frame then make a rectangular table with holes on top. Using hinges, attach the rectangular table to the frame. Make some angle adjustment mechanisms and attach to the angled surface using some hinges.

## How to use a 3 sided ruler?

How to Use a Three-Sided Drafter’s Ruler. 1 Step 1. Determine the scale of the line you want to measure. In most cases, the line is part of a reduced drawing, and the scale of the drawing is 2 Step 2. 3 Step 3. 4 Step 4. 5 Step 5.

**How do you measure with a drafter’s ruler?**

Always place your drafter’s ruler on the paper so the scale you’re using is on the side facing away from you. This will help prevent the shadow of your body or the scale from falling across the scale, which may make accurate measurement more difficult.