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    Default building size?

    What was the tip for sizing a building (height and width/length) using visible doors and windows?

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    Height is rather easy. In most cases, you can figure 10-12 foot per window/floor. Of course that changes if its a residential building and you may have cathedral ceilings. As for width and length (depth) I dont think you can come up with an accurate number by counting windows.
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    i read somewhere that you can add 6 ft for every window of frontage and 10 ft per vertical or something like that.

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    Why can't you use number of stories for height instead of feet? What's the tallest building in your area?

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    If you did/do play a sport, then try using certain dimensions on the field that you know well. I use baseball distances to estimate size or dimensions and it works good.
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    The only thing that I have found to be true is a commercial floor is 10-12 ft and a residential is around 8-10 ft. As far as the length I just have to use an guesstament. It doesnt have to be exact just enough to give the incoming trucks a rough idea of what they are going to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    Why can't you use number of stories for height instead of feet? What's the tallest building in your area?
    I agree here. It really isn't so much how tall the building is unless you have an ariel and you want to see how high its going to be able to reach on a really tall building. Most of the time, at least around here, we are more worried about how many stories a house is. But to answer your question, usually it's 10-12 ft. per window vertically.
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    That is what the occifers feet are for when he does his initial scene survey.

    It isn't that hard to walk and count steps at the same time.

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