For this assignment, you will create a scale replica of our computer lab using FloorPlanner.com. The purpose of this assignment is to measure real-life dimensions, to analyze architectural structures and to draft 2-D and 3-D models using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
- Log in to FloorPlanner.com using your Google Account (Gmail).
- Familiarize yourself with the web application. The teacher will not provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a floor plans. Students are expected to individually and collaboratively explore the technical features of the web application.
- Measure your arm span (i.e. length of fingertip to fingertip when you stretch out to make a T-shape) using a ruler or measuring tape. The teacher will also provide alternative techniques to measure your arm span. Be as accurate as possible.
- Convert from inches to m if necessary, where 1 inch = 0.0254 m. (Note: multiply your arm span in inches by 0.0254 to get the measurement in meters.)
- Sketch the general shape of the room on a sheet of paper. Use the arm span measurement and other standard measurements (e.g. a sheet of paper) to estimate dimensions of the room.
- Recreate the floor plan of the computer lab using FloorPlanner.com.
- Lastly, add furniture, fixture and equipment to the floor plan after you have set the outer boundaries. The size and position of each item should be as accurate as possible.
See also: IT 10: Floor Plan Submission
The project is marked out of 10 based on (1) the rubric below [9 marks] and (2) a screenshot of the complete floor plan including the scale [1 mark].
|3||Shape and scale is accurate.||All structural elements (doors, pillars, etc.) are accurately located and properly scaled; no structural elements are missing.||All furnitures (tables, chairs, etc.) are accurately located and properly scaled; no furnitures are missing.|
|2||Shape is accurate; scale is slightly off.||Most structural elements are accurately located and properly scaled; few structural elements are missing.||Most furnitures are accurately located and properly scaled; few furnitures are missing.|
|1||Shape is accurate; scale is significantly off.||Some structural elements are accurately located and properly scaled; some structural elements are missing.||Some furnitures are accurately located and properly scaled; some furnitures are missing.|
|0||Shape is inaccurate.||Few structural elements are accurately located and properly scaled; many structural elements are missing.||Few furnitures are accurately located and properly scaled; many furnitures are missing.|