How to Create Perfect Measurements with RoomSketcher
Here at RoomSketcher, our goal is to give you the tools you need to draft brilliant personal or professional designs that not only look good, but are also accurate. After all, what good is a floor plan if the dimensions more closely resemble a carnival fun house than an actual livable space?
Yep, there’s no two ways about it: Drafting a floor plan in which every measurement is both precise and accurate is an absolute must. Fortunately, with RoomSketcher Home Designer, it’s easy to do.
So to help you see how you can best utilize measurements on your projects, we’ve collected all our tips and tricks in one post—complete with tons of helpful videos to show you each process in action.
METRIC VS. IMPERIAL UNITS
At RoomSketcher, we have users all over the globe. And with different regions come different systems of measurements—most prominently metric vs. imperial (US) units. And if you’re one of our professional users with foreign clients, you may need to convert your design from one unit of measurement to another.
So how do you convert from one system to the other? Watch this quick tutorial to find out!
USING MEASURING TAPE
Sometimes, it’s nice to have a clear visual reference to show the scale of your floor plan. This is especially important when sharing 2D Floor Plans, as it can sometimes be a challenge to get a sense of scale from an aerial view. Fortunately, we’ve included an easy-to-use measuring tape feature to provide just such a reference:
Notice that you can choose from different kinds of measuring tapes, allowing you to tailor the viewing experience to fit your needs.
ADDING OUTSIDE MEASUREMENTS
While it would be nice if every home or property was a simple, easy-to-measure square, in reality that’s just not the case. Many home perimeters are filled with ins and outs, nooks and crannies, and otherwise difficult-to-measure dimensions. Fortunately, we thought of that too, which is why we added an outside measurements feature for our 2D Floor Plans to help you quickly and accurately determine the total length and width of your property—and how much space each individual segment might take up. So how do you do it? Let’s take a look:
The outside measurements feature is only available to our VIP or Pro subscribers. If you’re not a VIP or Pro subscriber, no sweat! It’s easy to upgrade.
ADDING INSIDE MEASUREMENTS USING THE MEASURING TAPE
Of course, any designer knows that the inside measurements and outside measurements are going to differ. While the lengths of outside walls are going to give you a good idea of your overall dimensions, the lengths of the internal walls will help you determine your actual usable space. Once again, we’ve got you covered with our measuring tape feature:
If you are a VIP or Pro, including inside measurements in your 2D Floor Plan is no sweat. Just make sure you have them enabled before creating your floor plan.
DETERMINING ACTUAL ROOM SIZE
Ultimately, the magic of home design is creating real, livable spaces for people. While having an idea of the inside measurements of each wall will give you a sense of the room size, we’re sure you’ll agree that having a clear display of the actual room size is much easier—and more convenient. Here’s how it’s done:
Also, since we know you’re going to be sharing your designs with friends, family, clients, contractors, designers or prospects, we made it easy for you to include these measurements in your fully rendered 2D and 3D Floor Plans.
We hope this helps you out with all your RoomSketcher measurement needs. However, if you have any additional questions about measurements, please reach out to us, and we will do our best to help you.