This article will demonstrate how to use STACK to perform takeoffs on plan pages with multiple scales.

Scenario - you receive a plan page with two drawings on the same page, one with a scale of ¼” = 1’ and the other a scale of ⅛” = 1’.

Method 1:

  • Set your scale to ¼” = 1
  1. Select the scale button
  2. Select Standard Scale
  3. Using the drop down window, select ¼” = 1’
  • Perform all takeoffs to be set at ¼” = 1’
  • Repeat the steps above, this time setting the scale to ⅛” = 1. All measurements taken on this plan page going forward will have this scale
  •  Perform all takeoffs to be set at ⅛” = 1’. All takeoffs previously set at ¼” = 1’ will be unaffected by the change in scale
  • To double check your work, hover over the geometry with your mouse to verify it has the correct scale


Method 2:

  • Set your scale to ¼” = 1
  1. Select the scale button
  2. Select Standard Scale
  3. Using the drop down window, select ¼” = 1’
  • Perform all takeoffs on the plan page as you normally would
  • Using the multi select tool, select all takeoffs on the drawing to be set with the ⅛” = 1’ scale
  1. Select the Edit button
  2. Select the Multi select button

   3. Draw a rectangle around the desired takeoffs. This will "select" those takeoffs

  • Once the takeoffs are selected, set the scale to ⅛” = 1’ per the above instructions. The selected takeoffs will be scaled at ⅛” = 1’, and the others will remain scaled at ¼” = 1'
  • To double check your work, hover over the geometry with your mouse to verify it has the correct scale

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