6 Essential Modern Tools Architects Need

tools architects need

Any trade requires its own set of tools that are necessary for executing the operations, discussing the results, and making changes when needed, and architecture is definitely no exception. And with the development of technology, the tools architects need grow and evolve as well.

Here is a brief list of some of the tools architects need today.

6 Essential Tools Architects Need

 

Tracing Paper

Creating instant copies of your architectural drawings is an essential aspect of the process. Keeping a good stash of tracing paper wherever you work is a great idea to ensure that another copy is always made right away.

 

Architect’s Scale Rulers

Architecture requires proper and precise measurement and dimensions. A proper architect’s scale ruler provides those proper measurements. These measuring tools come in either scale four-scale or six-scale models.

 

Measuring Tape and Distance Meter

It’s always a good idea to confirm your measurements and check them against the actual area of the location. Measuring tape and distance meters have always been essential tools architects have always needed.

 

Calculatortools architects need - calculator

Yes, some of us are gifted with a great ability to make pretty good calculations in our head. Sometimes, however, a simple mistake in those calculations can make all the difference between a good profit, a smaller one, or a loss. Just bring a calculator wherever you go to at least confirm your own calculations.

tools architects need - cameraCamera

Photos of the site and the project are always important for records and when contacting clients. A good (professional) camera is essential to take good quality and clear pictures whenever required.

 

Scanner

large format scannersYou really can’t fully communicate the whole idea of the project without a proper scanner to digitally upload the files in good resolution and image quality. For large paper sizes, Mustek’s A3 scanners provide the best solution for your scanning needs.

 

Mustek Scanners

While Mustek does not offer architectural scales and measuring tools, its A3 scanners are among the best in the market and provide you with a perfect solution for digitally saving or sending your larger drawings. To learn more about the features and benefits of Mustek’s scanners, click here.

Large Format Scanners and Their Uses

large format scanners

The most common scanners being sold in the market are good for the paper sizes they were designed for. But if you needed to scan larger documents of larger sizes, you’d either have to go about scanning two halves of the document and then manipulate the resulting two files into one whole image or document or purchase large format scanners.

Of course there are entire industries that rely on large paper, documents, and images. Engineering designs, architects, artists, and old photograph and document restorers would have a difficult life if they had to resort to combining pieces of the scanned images.

Thankfully large format scanners resolve this dilemma.

Architects

large format scannersArchitects create drawings for all of their plans, and storing those drawings properly is crucial.
While the paper sizes vary greatly (from the Arch A’s 9 in x 12 in to the Arch E’s 36 in x 48 in), large format scanners make the process of scanning these large and wide documents much simpler. (Of course, the more often you use a wider sized paper, the more economic it would be to purchase a scanner size suitable for it.)

If you rely mostly on Arch A and B-sized paper, then Mustek’s A3 scanners would be the best choice and offer the most suitable size for your work.

Engineers

large format scannersStandard US sizes for engineering drawing paper also come in a wide range, from the ANSI A’s 8.5 x 11 in to the ANSI E’s 34 x 44 in. Large format scanners can also make a huge difference in efficiency when it comes to the scanning and saving of digital copies of these drawings.

And if your company requires constant and frequent scanning of ANSI A and B sized documents, Mustek’s large A3 scanners can handle those needs perfectly.

Artists

large format scannersArtwork today deserves and needs to be saved digitally. And not all artwork comes in sizes that fit the common household digital scanner.
Large scanners with suitable resolutions provide the best solutions for saving digital copies of artwork beyond the typical letter-sized (A4) piece of art. For artwork within the A3-sized range (11.7 x 16.5 in), Mustek offers a perfect selection in terms of resolution and scanning speed.

Historians

large format scannersCenturies old documents, paintings, and maps require high performance scanners that provide excellent resolution for proper digital restoration and study. These pieces of history, if they are large in size, require large format scanners that scan the whole piece once, rather than scanning segments only to patch it up again digitally.

 

Mustek Large Format Scanners

Mustek’s A3 large format scanners provide superb resolution and excellent scanning speeds to provide you with efficiency and quality scanned images and documents to enhance your workflow and improve your results.

To learn more about Mustek’s large format scanners and to find the right one for you, click here.

Mustek A3 large format scanners