How are the Architectural and ANSI paper sizes different?


Reference Number: KB-00539
Last Modified: September 29, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials or Home Designer Landscape & Deck


QUESTION

What are the differences between Architectural and ANSI paper sizes?

ANSWER

Please note that there are print size limitations for the Home Designer versions of the software, so your version may not be able to print to all of the sizes listed here.

For more information, please review the Maximum Print Size listed for your version in the Product Comparison Matrix.

Listed below are both the Architectural and ANSI paper sizes, listed in inches.

ANSI sizes:

  • ANSI A (Letter) - 8.5" x 11"

  • ANSI A (Legal) - 8.5" x 14"

  • ANSI B (Tabloid) - 11" x 17"

  • ANSI C - 17" x 22"

  • ANSI D - 22" x 34"

  • ANSI E - 34" x 44"

Architectural sizes:

  • Architectural A - 9" x 12"

  • Architectural B - 12" x 18"

  • Architectural C - 18" x 24"

  • Architectural D - 24" x 36"

  • Architectural E1 - 30" x 42

MORE INFORMATION

To learn more about paper sizes not listed here, such as those used in other countries, please see Wikipedia's article on Paper Size.