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How to use a Rolling Ruler

How to use a Rolling Ruler

Rolling ruler may be one of those tools you may have seen at the drafting section of the art or office supply store and wasn't sure how to use it. One of the simplest and easiest tools that can substitute the compass. The Rolling ruler has it stay in drafting and architectural design applications but its application is very versatile. 

Today we're gonna break down step by step its application and use and how learning how to properly use this tool can help you make your designs better.

The tools overview, write how the tools is measured by and how to place the hand placement to properly set up the tool to be used.




Step 1

Place your hand at the center of the ruler and leaving your other hand free to draw on the measuring lines. In this position you can roll down or up to mark a new line.


Drawing parallel lines is one of the advantages the rolling ruler can do. The rolling ruler is able to make vertical parallel lines in a simple way.

Insert your pencil or pen into the hole and while your other hand is placed at the center of the rolling part of the ruler. You roll up and down.


Step 2

Now the rolling  roller can draw circles as well, and arcs and even curves the applications for the rolling ruler is versatile and able to make a variety of different angles. 

You're gonna need two pencils or pens to do this and make sure you have a steady placement of your hands or surface. Put one pencil at the very end of the circular holes . This placement of the pen or pencil will be used at the pivot that will enable you to be able to create an arc or angle  curved line.


Final Notes

With these two applications you can easily make circles, arcs,angle curved lines in a variety of formats and ways. One of the advantages of this application is the shear size and position you can apply the rolling ruler for.

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