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didn't see a general help, questions thread anywhere for my question so I thought i'd start one.
Anyone know why in architectural floor plans measurements are written 6' 5" but sometimes also 6'-5" with a dash?
the reason i ask is that i have two measurements that i need to add together, building length and yard which are both written 56' 15" on the original drawings
is that 56 feet and 15 inches?
if so, why not 57' 3"?
I believe the dash is just a choice, and not related to the weird way to write that measurement. 56'15" would drive me insane. You should be able to determine its correct length based on other measurements you can confirm.
- on the official approved and stamped drawings, building is marked as 56'15" and the yard is 56'15" and the total for the whole property is written 100'-0" lol_niko
- so i'm at a loss really._niko
- 56'15" is frankly retarded. there's no hidden dot after the 1 is there? suggesting 1.5"? also how 2x56'15" makes 100' is beyond me.hans_glib
I think Mono's right, could be a stylistic choice. I just looked at 3 architectural plans (2x residential, 1x commercial) I had from previous jobs and they don't use the dash nomenclature.
doesn't the dash mean someone's bound to mess it up? doesn't it mean "wiggle room?" :D
I work with architects every day, and confirmed the dash is stylistic, actually mostly employed by older draftsmen/women.
- thought it might be an age/preference thing but confused why they mix both dash and non dash on the same drawings, plus the 15" instead of 1' 3"_niko
- The 15" instead of 1' 3" thing boggles my tiny little British, metric/imperial already-confused, mind.Nairn