Type of Drawing and Size Paper A Series

Type Of Drawings

Drawings is drawn in a paper function called drawings.

Drawings is classified into three parts.

1- Art drawing

The shape of object of the universe like (Trees, Animal, Natural Hills, Sceneries etc.) are drawn in a paper and the representation is called at drawing

2- Geometrical drawing

The geometrical related object (Square, Rectangle, Triangle, Cylinder, Sphere etc.) is drawn and the representation is called geometrical drawing.

3 Engineering drawing

The engineering related material (Building drawings, Machine drawings, Electrical fittings drawings etc.) are drawn and shown in a paper is called engineering drawing.

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Type of Paper generally use in Drawings

Drawing sheets recommended by Indian Standard Institutions (IS: 10711 -1983) are given below

A Series Paper Sizes Chart.


Height x Width (mm)

Height x Width (in)

4A0 2378 x 1682 mm 93.6 x 66.2 in
2A0 1682 x 1189 mm 66.2 x 46.8 in
A0 1189 x 841 mm 46.8 x 33.1 in
A1 841 x 594 mm 33.1 x 23.4 in
A2 594 x 420 mm 23.4 x 16.5 in
A3 420 x 297 mm 16.5 x 11.7 in
A4 297 x 210 mm 11.7 x 8.3 in
A5 210 x 148 mm 8.3 x 5.8 in
A6 148 x 105 mm 5.8 x 4.1 in
A7 105 x 74 mm 4.1 x. 2.9 in
A8 74 x 52 mm 2.9 x 2.0 in
A9 52 x 37 mm 2.0 x 1.5 in
A10 37 x 26 mm 1.5 x 1.0 in

A Series Paper Sizes Formal Definition

The Definition of the A paper sizes is based on the following basis:

  • The length divided by the width is 1.4142
  • The A0 size has an area of 1 square meter.
  • Each subsequent size A(n) is defined as A(n-1) cut in half parallel to its shorter sides.
  • The standard length and width of each size is rounded to the nearest millimeter.

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