Take Measurements of Drawings and Much More

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  1. Feb 24, 2014 #1

    Geek1945

    Geek1945

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    This may help the CAD challenged, estimate weights plus requirements of various structures. Since many aircraft are tapered or rounded measuring each member can be very time consuming. ¼” for ribs on a tapering wing each is different, 1” longerons for fuselage trusses, tapered braces, and numerous oddball shapes all need to be accurately accounted for weights and material specs.
    Rather than shotgun overkill, WAG, or TLR approaches why not give this a try. Since I also build period ships like 4 masted clippers, frigates, and battleships i.e. H.M.S Victory planking a hull can be challenging. So just how much planking will be needed? Same goes for rigging, lines, chains, decking, and masts/spars. Certainly you can think of many more especially when purchasing expensive aircraft stuff.
    Here was my solution and it works well:

    The recently updated Scale Master® Pro XE makes it easy to do Linear, Area and Volume takeoffs with speed, accuracy and confidence when estimating, bidding or planning.
    The new ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold, and the dual LCD displays make it much easier to read.
    Use it on plans, blueprints and maps as well as out of scale drawings. It has 91 built-in Scales; 50 Imperial (Feet-Inch) units and 41 Metric, (including ten custom scales for out-of-scale drawings) for maximum versatility with architectural, engineering and civil scales.
    The PC Interface cable (sold separately) lets you transfer rolled values from the Scale Master® Pro XE directly into commonly used spreadsheets or estimating programs, saving countless keystrokes, saving time and reducing the potential for costly transcribing errors.



    http://www.calculated.com/artwork/6135-SPEC-4C-08_09.pdf
     
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    highspeed

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    Neat tool, but the thought of scaling drawings for fabrication purposes makes me shudder.
     

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