How to Create Perfect Floor Plan 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 funhouse than an actual livable space?
Yep, there are no two ways about it: Drafting a floor plan in which every measurement is both precise and accurate is an absolute must. Fortunately, with the RoomSketcher App, it’s easy to do.
So to help you see how you can best utilize floor plan measurements on your projects, we’ve collected some of our top tips and tricks in one post — complete with a couple of helpful videos to show you each process in action.
Meters vs. Feet
At RoomSketcher, we have users all over the globe. And with different regions come different systems of measurements—most prominently meters vs. feet. 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? Check out this short Help article to find out!
Introducing our Measurement Wizard
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’ve created a measurement wizard 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 measurement wizard is only available to our Pro subscribers. If you’re not a Pro subscriber yet, no sweat! It’s easy to upgrade.
Configure your Measurements
Of course, any provider 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.
Your client preferences will also likely differ – some clients require higher precision than others. To address this issue, you can configure your floor plan measurement settings. It’s easy to do, just check out this short video:
Calculate Total Area
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 total area can be very convenient. Here’s how it’s done:
More Measurements and Dimensions
Want more ways to show dimensions? With RoomSketcher you can add a measuring tape, display room sizes, and much more. For a complete overview and to learn more about our floor plan measurements, check out this Help article.
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.