engineer's scale

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engineer's scale

[‚en·jə′nirz ‚skāl]
(graphic arts)
A rule having a triangular cross section and different measurement scales on the two edges of each face.

engineer’s scale

engineer’s scale
A straightedge, divided uniformly into multiples of 10 divisions per inch so that drawings may be made with decimal values of distances, loads, forces, etc.
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Distances can be readily scaled by using the 60 scale on the Engineer's scale.
Gridded vellum contains a grid of light blue lines that will not reproduce at regular photocopy or diazo (blueprinting) process contrast settings and is available for different scales (8 lines per inch for architect's scale drawings and 10 lines per inch for engineer's scale drawings).
Two scales that designers commonly use are the architect's scale and the engineer's scale (Figure 1-15; Figure 1-16).
The engineer's scale is divided into decimal parts, or units of 10.
Two types of scales are used for construction drawings--an architect's scale using fractional divisions, and an engineer's scale using multiples of ten (Figure 3-1).
Each mark on an engineer's scale represents 1 foot.
Two types of scales are commonly used by landscape designers: the engineer's scale and the architect's scale.
Depending upon the desired size of the drawing or the size of the property that must be represented on paper, a scale will be selected for the drawing to correspond with one of the six edges on either the architect's or engineer's scale instrument.
In Figure 1-17, the same measurement of 60 feet is located on each of the six sides of an engineer's scale.
Two types of scales are typically used for plans: an architect's scale using fractional divisions, and an engineer's scale, using multiples of ten.
Large projects like an entire yard could be drawn in engineer's scale.
We use an engineer's scale to make measurements on the map, and we expect that our measurements are accurate to within a foot over the 480-ft length, represented by the 12-in.

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