Paper Size

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Designer

A plot size, drawing size or paper size is the size that the drawing is plotted on.  The recommended sizes shown in the accompanying tables are based on multiples of 8 ½” x 11” to permit the (folding and) filing of prints in a standard letter file.

  • 8 1/2" x 11" = Letter
  • 8 1/2" x 14" = Legal
  • 11" x 17" = Tabloid

ANSI Sheet Sizes

DesignationWidth (in)Length (in)Width (mm)Length (mm)
ANSI A 8 1/2 11 216 279
ANSI B 11 17 279 432
ANSI C 17 22 432 559
ANSI D 22 34 699 864
ANSI E 34 44 864 1118
ANSI F (*) 28 40 711 1016
  • (*) Not a multiple of the basic size. “F” size is usually used when the width of the E size is not adaptable.

Architectural Sheet Sizes

DesignationWidth (in)Length (in)Width (mm)Length (mm)
ARCH A 9 12 229 305
ARCH B 12 18 305 457
ARCH C 18 24 457 607
ARCH D 24 36 607 914
ARCH E 36 48 914 1219
ARCH E1 30 42 762 1067
ARCH E2 26 38 660 965
ARCH E3 27 39 686 991

Architectural Sheet Sizes

DesignationWidth (mm)Length (mm)Width (in)Length (in)
ISO A4 210 297 8.27 11.69
ISO A3 297 420 11.69 1634
ISO A2 420 594 16.34 23.39
ISO A1 594 841 23.39 33.11
ISO A0 841 1189 33.11 46.81
ISO B5 182 237 7.17 9.33
ISO B4 250 354 9.84 13.94
ISO B3 354 500 13.94 19.69
ISO B2 500 707 19.69 27.84
ISO B1 707 1000 27.84 39.37

 

standards

  • ASME Standards
    • ASME Y14.1 - Decimal Inch Drawing Sheet Size and Format