ust a note, im super confused about scales and architectural drawings in general - please ELI5.
My assignment is to make a very simple plan of a neighborhood block in a 1:200 scale. How I started doing this was by downloading a 3D Rhino file of the city block. I was going to export the top view of this block and bring it into Illustrator and just add line weights/details, etc. My issue is, I don’t know how to export the Rhino file so that it would be 1:200 scale on Illustrator.
Things I’ve tried:
- scaling the model down in Rhino (“scale” command) to 1/200 > exporting Rhino file to .ai and keeping scale as 1cm = 1cm??
- tried the same thing but set Rhino units to meters and exported as 1m = 1cm?? (I’m clearly confused)
- kept Rhino model as is (didn’t scale down) and exported as 1cm = 200cm.
Everything I tried made the file come out as super tiny or massive in Illustrator.
I read online somewhere to export as .dxf file type and when I opened it in illustrator it looked fine - but I’m not 100% sure if the scale was 1:200 or not.
Pretty much, I’m a confused mess and I need help with scaling a drawing to 1:200 because I’ve no idea what I’m doing.