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Posted by okh at Aug 4, 2015 12:11:33 PM
Re: Multiple Suggestions <3
For some of your ideas there are workarounds (think importing elements as staircases to punch and reshape ceilings and make glass floors, like SF 3D models 308 and so on).
2. Guide to average sizes of utilites? I feel that it would be an excellent use to the users to know default sizes of anything they put into their house. What you think?
Finding out correct sizes really does take a lot of time. Annoyingly, dimensions are not that standardised and vary from country to country. For instance, kitchen cabinets are often produced in 40-60-80 cm widths in Europe, similar in the US, but usually in whole inches which means they are not interchangeable.

Or to take doors. When ordering from my local dealer, you should specify interior door size by the wall opening, so the actual door is smaller. Door sizes in Europe often (but not always) come in these flavours.
Module Frame Door
70×200 69×199 625×194
80×200 79×199 725×194
90×200 89×199 825×194
70×210 69×209 625×204
80×210 79×209 725×204
90×210 89×209 825×204

A staircase is another tricky example with different requirements, often by law. In addition to width, railing and baluster distance stuff, the staircase will usually be within these values
Angle: 17° - 42°
Step rise: 12 - 21 cm [(62 - Tread depth)/2]
Tread depth ('going'): 25 - 40 cm [62 - (2×Step rise)]
Nosing: < 3 cm
Headroom over tread: > 200-210 cm
The square brackets contain rule-of-the-thumb formulas for calculating each step so it matches a comfortable pace (step).

The best hint may actually to search for actual sizes online with local dealers. In terms of model making, all this means that the best to hope for is that the proportions are approximately correct - and that the model made is within 'normal' ranges. ok