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How to precisely scale floor plans

This is the only mood board tool that allows you to design and space plan with real products to scale, all within one web browser. Here is a step-by-step way to layout to scale.
The Canvas is a 1:1 scaled design environment. When you're designing on Canvas you're doing so at full scale. This is the only mood board tool that allows you to design and space plan with real products to scale, all within one web browser. Here is a step-by-step way how to utilize the Scale Tool and Measure Tool, which will help you confidently design a furniture layout to scale.

Using the Scale Tool

  • Save your floor plan as an image file. Drag and drop it into your Canvas.
  • Select your floor plan image, and you’ll see two icons below the image. The first icon will allow you to Scale your image. You can also select the Scale Tool from the top toolbar.
The Scale Tool is located in the top Toolbar.
  • You’ll be prompted to select your first reference point. The floor plan shown has a couple of known dimensions called out.
  • Click on the image to set your first reference point and then click again to select the second reference point along the dimension call out.
  • Input the scaled length in the prompted text box shown below the floor plan. The floor plan image will automatically scale to that dimension once you enter in the scaled length.
The Scale Tool is selected in the top Toolbar. The first and second reference points are circled in red. The known-scaled dimensions are then manually inputed into the text box below the floor plan.
PRO TIP: If you’re working with a floor plan that doesn’t have any dimensions called out, then we recommend using a standard doorway as your reference and set the scale to three feet and zero inches. Again, then your entire floor plan will automatically scale to size.

Using the Appearance Tool

The second icon that appears when you select your image is the Appearance tool, which controls the opacity of your image and the ability to remove the background.
The Appearance tool pops up when the floor plan image is selected.

‍Locking & Unlocking

Remember to Lock your floor plan by right-clicking on the image and selecting Lock Selection. When an image is locked, the selection window will turn to gray. If you need to adjust or rotate your image, unlock the selection, and the selection window will turn to purple.
Lock Selection is available by right-clicking on the floor plan image.
The Measure Tool in the top Toolbar.

‍Using the Measure Tool

The Measure Tool in the top Toolbar.
Now, you are ready to add the products into your scaled floor plan. Simply drag over the Product Drawings into the plan. All of the product drawings in our Product Catalog are drawn to scale of the actual products (1:1), so you can confidently layout to scale.
Select the Measure Tool from the top toolbar to check dimensions and verify placement and clearances.
PRO TIP: The measure tool is also handy when trying to determine the furniture sizes for small spaces.
The Measure Tool is checking the length of the sofa here.