Once the plan you require is open, select the measuring tool.
If you save the file and open it in Adobe Reader
Select 'Tools' from the menu bar, then 'Measuring' and then 'Show Measuring Toolbar'.
If you open the file in your browser
Right-click on a blank part of the adobe toolbar and select 'Measuring' to show the measuring toolbar.
If the measuring toolbar is visible
Just select the tool you require without going through the menus.
is the distance measuring tool. e.g. for measuring the length of walls.
is the perimeter measuring tool. e.g. for measuring the distance around a building.
is the area measuring tool. e.g. for measuring the area of a building.
Enter the scale ratio
When you have the tool selected (distance, perimeter or area), you need to enter the scale ratio.
Scale ratio is a hybrid mix of ratio and units.
So converting centimetres to metres at 1:1250 results in a setting of 1 cm = 12.5 m.
|1:50||Set scale to 1cm = 0.5m|
|1:100||Set scale to 1cm = 1m|
|1:200||Set scale to 1cm = 2m|
|1:500||Set scale to 1cm = 5m|
|1:1000||Set scale to 1cm = 10m|
|1:1250||Set scale to 1cm = 12.5m|
Measuring a line
Click once with the mouse, then drag and release. To finish the process click once more.
If the ratios above are used, the distance or area will be displayed in metres.