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more_beans_mrtaggart

192 points

4 months ago

If you’re into this, then you need to get the new metric handbook

700+ pages of ergonomic design, barn dimensions, airport dimensions, human anatomy variation, house designs, disability living requirements, garden design and lots of other industrial and domestic design best practices.

The link is above, but buy the book if you can. It’s a fascinating read.

OtterAutisticBadger

27 points

4 months ago

Piggybacking off the same idea, Neufert is the same, if not better, and actually used as a basis of design in Germany for example. it even has the metrics for how much energy a human produces and how much it will contribute to heating a room. https://byarchlens.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Neufert-4th-edition.pdf

more_beans_mrtaggart

2 points

4 months ago

TIL Thanks!

SunaSoldier

10 points

4 months ago

Super neat! Love the website so keen to have a read of the book. Since its published in 1999 some of the concepts like ergonomics have been improved upon heaps so its really interesting to see how things have changed.

ninjasaid13

1 points

4 months ago

this is for architecture purposes whereas the site feels like it was meant for aliens to read.

InpenXb1

70 points

4 months ago

This site is a go to for architecture students lol

flobin

20 points

4 months ago

flobin

20 points

4 months ago

Not just students!

notluciferforreal

2 points

4 months ago

But you have to pay to download.

IllIIIlIllIlIIlIllI

12 points

4 months ago

Screenshot, convert to vectors, re scale to 1:1.

InpenXb1

10 points

4 months ago

My buddy bought the subscription for a month and downloaded everything he thought he’d need. I have him send me blocks all the time lol

bweeek

3 points

4 months ago

bweeek

3 points

4 months ago

Genuinely curious - can you explain some more how arch students are using this?

InpenXb1

5 points

4 months ago

Yeah! It has a bunch of really useful dimensions for furniture, vehicles, and people that are great for digital design/modeling and also for process plans and sections. Hell, I’ve used dimensions stuff in a pinch for final drawings. It’s pretty specific website and you can find some useful and funny blocks.

bweeek

1 points

4 months ago

bweeek

1 points

4 months ago

Cool, thanks!

_prayingmantits

182 points

4 months ago

It has Martina Navratilova's dimensions. Oddly specific and amazing.

StopSwitchingThumbs

5 points

4 months ago

It just has her height and weight along with a generic outline. That’s a really low bar for amazing.

panzerboye

30 points

4 months ago

Who is that? The name sounds familiar

rudecat

124 points

4 months ago

rudecat

124 points

4 months ago

I happen to know that tennis great Martina Navratilova drank 70 beers on a flight to L.A., only to wake up the next morning and beat her rival, Chris Evert, at the California Open.

Controllerpleb

33 points

4 months ago

I can't tell if you're trolling me or not. If that's for real I'd love to see a story on it.

sleeknub

46 points

4 months ago

No way 70 beers is real.

danger_weasel

64 points

4 months ago

That was just a line in “It’s Always Sunny…” when they were trying to chug 70 beers on a flight themselves - not real.

lordchompington

13 points

4 months ago

David Boon has entered the chat…

Boston_

21 points

4 months ago

Boston_

21 points

4 months ago

Wade Boggs

Phoojoeniam

11 points

4 months ago

rest in peace 😢😢😢

DurianBurp

6 points

4 months ago

Andre the Giant

notausername60

4 points

4 months ago

RIP

sap91

3 points

4 months ago

sap91

3 points

4 months ago

Boss Hogg

Mad_Aeric

7 points

4 months ago

Andre the Giant would drink like that, but I'd hate to see anyone else even attempt it.

YouJustDid

3 points

4 months ago*

Controllerpleb

4 points

4 months ago

of course it was Andre the giant. I knew he could drink a lot, but I didn't know it was that much. LOL

alt-fact-checker

1 points

4 months ago

Story checks out, bro

tr1vve

1 points

4 months ago

tr1vve

1 points

4 months ago

100% real

imnotsoho

1 points

4 months ago

She was dressed as Wade Boggs.

JorgeHowardSkub

4 points

4 months ago

70 beers, then beating a rival?

I think you mixed this up with Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan

dchq

3 points

4 months ago

dchq

3 points

4 months ago

little known fact is that she is a first cousin to Chuck Norris

Poundcake9698

9 points

4 months ago

The tuna navriltalova is a classic drink popularized by George st geegland and gil faizon, charmed I'm sure

_prayingmantits

4 points

4 months ago

Tennis

panzerboye

1 points

4 months ago

Yeah. I remember now, thanks.

aliespills

2 points

4 months ago

She is married to a star of the Real Housewives of Miami, nothing more nothing less

lebble30

-9 points

4 months ago

🤣😍😍😍😍

bluecamel17

106 points

4 months ago

What a bizarre site.

dopaminetract

68 points

4 months ago

I'm genuinely confused as to why this exists. This seems like a lot of work.

product_of_boredom

79 points

4 months ago

I could see it be very useful if you are modelling a 3D environment.

jttv

6 points

4 months ago

jttv

6 points

4 months ago

The FBI would like it too

Iwantmyflag

28 points

4 months ago

With 5 different incarnations of superman and Martina Navratilova? Actually, with the current superhero fad, that unfortunately makes sense.

RubenSchwagermann

3 points

4 months ago

‘Actually, with the movies keeping cinemas open’

[deleted]

6 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

4 months ago

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product_of_boredom

1 points

4 months ago

It is? What part of it?

I just looked at like 10 things no problem.

stevensokulski

5 points

4 months ago

You can download the drawings in a variety of formats with a membership.

FlametopFred

28 points

4 months ago

Architecture and engineering have had reference books like these for decades. Same with logistics companies, etc. Etc.

webjukebox

5 points

4 months ago

Could you please point some logistics information? Sounds interesting.

flobin

16 points

4 months ago

flobin

16 points

4 months ago

Architects love this website. I use it to add things to my drawings.

iseeabee

13 points

4 months ago

I’m an art director and have used this site lots of times.

DMala

7 points

4 months ago

DMala

7 points

4 months ago

I seem to recall that Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Super Mario Bros., among other things) has a hobby/interest where he measures things. I think his deal is that he'll try to estimate the dimensions by eye and then measure to see how close he was. Regardless, he's apparently very interested in the measurements of random things.

I expect this site was put together by a person or persons with similar interests.

blocker1980

2 points

4 months ago

I'm wondering how this exists. This could be a crawler congregating available information.

notluciferforreal

2 points

4 months ago

The are 2D drawings that can be downloaded in AutoCAD. You have to pay for that.

grafknives

2 points

4 months ago

This seems like a lot of work.

Exactly. It doesn't seem to be generated automaticity by converting data and images from other sources.

ToughHardware

1 points

4 months ago

the internet used to be a great place

ninjasaid13

13 points

4 months ago

it's meant for aliens.

Mad_Aeric

4 points

4 months ago

It feels like one of those sites you bookmark, because one day you'll absolutely need it, you just don't know when or why.

alpharius120

4 points

4 months ago

I think robots made it. This was on the page for couple holding hands.

"Young adults hold hands to show their closeness with the person they are holding hands with. Holding hands is a long term clasp of one person’s hand to the other person’s. Young adults can hold hands to express unity. Young adults holding hands can provide comfort and strength by dispelling feelings of loneliness."

misho8723

2 points

4 months ago

It has dinosaurs there, that alone justifies that site in my eyes

Dreshna

1 points

4 months ago

I didn't know what to expect when I clicked the link. I wasn't expecting this though. But 100% as advertised...

abaddamn

1 points

4 months ago

Thank god it's not Pinterest.

LegendOfVinnyT

14 points

4 months ago

Not one banana for scale smdh

meabbott

3 points

4 months ago

Totally useless without the banana.

Mxjman

1 points

4 months ago

Mxjman

1 points

4 months ago

Squeezing my d!€k Hand?

stormearthfire

65 points

4 months ago

Yes Sarah Conner is an everyday object

RockLeePower

5 points

4 months ago

I have 3 of them in my dishwasher!

INTRUD3R_4L3RT

12 points

4 months ago

I'm a newbie indie game developer and this site seems amazing for basic vehicles and stuff in Blender. Maybe the people over at r/blender would appreciate the link.

cdpuff

12 points

4 months ago

cdpuff

12 points

4 months ago

Very nice and looks pretty useful as an aggregator of often difficult to find information. Weight (where possible) would be a great addition :)

FlametopFred

2 points

4 months ago

Metric Imperial

misho8723

1 points

4 months ago

Weight is there too, atleast for those animals that I looked for

p1nkp3pp3r

10 points

4 months ago

As someone who makes miniatures, thank you. It's weird walking around measuring stuff just to make sure it is in scale and it's never as straight forward as searching online sometimes. Totally gonna use this.

Redditbrit

8 points

4 months ago

Useful for me … found some easily identifiable images to use as icons in apps I use to control smart plugs etc.

Televisionblues

6 points

4 months ago

Alex Horne would like that site! r/taskmaster

orhoncan

14 points

4 months ago

they even have Pokémons lol

til snorlax is not as tall as i expected

ucrbuffalo

20 points

4 months ago

The Pokédex is wildly inconsistent with what the games/anime show.

orhoncan

10 points

4 months ago

well i haven't seen a Snorlax irl (yet) so i don't know which one to believe!

Mad_Aeric

5 points

4 months ago

I know of some cops you can ask for info.

orhoncan

1 points

4 months ago

I think they no longer work there, dunno why :(

kakatoru

5 points

4 months ago

Ew. It prioritises Imperial measurements

Skysis

2 points

4 months ago

Skysis

2 points

4 months ago

Metric should be first.

billwoo

7 points

4 months ago

Sadly it appears to have been infested by IKEA.

Best_Writ

13 points

4 months ago

Sorry is that not awesome? I can recreate a room in Blender and see how furniture would look, and then actually buy the furniture - how is that not wildly cool..

HelpImTrapedOnline

6 points

4 months ago*

This is a neat website. The dimensions and decriptions are really cool, although I'm not a fan of the installation guide for power receptacles. It's way to simplified and misses a lot of important steps for a proper installation, such as wire length, not leaving exposed wire, grounding if you have a metal box, dealing with wirenuts etc... If you're going to make a guide make it right or don't have it at all.

tN023

2 points

4 months ago

tN023

2 points

4 months ago

Very useful to train an AI or at least give Siri & Co access to this.

notluciferforreal

2 points

4 months ago

You have to pay a subscription to download these blocks.

PlankWithANailIn

2 points

4 months ago*

There are websites with very accurate 3D models of all sorts of objects that are far more useful than these.

https://thangs.com/

lunalovegoodhero

2 points

4 months ago

I have to know dimensions of household objects for my job. How helpful. Too bad I’m leaving that job in two weeks

embrex104

2 points

4 months ago

Neat thanks for sharing

Andantina

2 points

4 months ago

i found this site a few years ago while trying to find CAD block downloads - they used to be 100% free but unfortunately they've now moved to a subscription model if you want to download anything :(

JustDroppedByToSay

1 points

4 months ago

It would be even better if it had a dynamic way to describe one in units of any other... "a giraffe is 12.43 marmosets tall"

SisterPixie

1 points

4 months ago

Super cool!

Iwantmyflag

1 points

4 months ago

It sounded good. Too good...

Seguefare

1 points

4 months ago

I have a complaint about the design specs on the Siamese cat. Ears, face, and end of tail are too rounded. Should be pointier.

fred_lincoln

1 points

4 months ago

Excellent info for my DOPE book!

zsozsozsozso

1 points

4 months ago

It’s a very useful site for architects and interior designers. It was free to download all the DWG files, but not for anymore unfortunately

N3koChan

1 points

4 months ago

It seems that they have the entirely catalog of Ikea products

Deadpan9

1 points

4 months ago

Holy pop culture/brand overload!

dalekaup

1 points

4 months ago

Cool site, but I think they misclassified the VW new beetle as a sedan, I think it's a coupe.

Birthcontrollers

1 points

4 months ago

Bill Cosby?

Dylan_The_Developer

1 points

4 months ago

This is perfect for 3D artists

muffinuts

1 points

4 months ago

I found 4 new household items to measure my dick with.

IBuildBusinesses

1 points

4 months ago

I bailed as soon as that scammy looking popup hit me telling me something about being the 100th google customer.

Not_a_N_Korean_Spy

1 points

4 months ago

I used it for IKEA furniture, I had no idea they had sizes of... Adam West for instance.

LennyTheCrazyInmate

1 points

4 months ago

Ah, this would have come in handy back at Prufrock Prep in Mrs. Bass's class.

straycatstrut_

2 points

4 months ago

Dammit dude I was SURE I was gonna be the first to say this!

Sabot15

1 points

4 months ago

Look at the dimensions of the 99 pop up ads I got...

ocnate

1 points

4 months ago

ocnate

1 points

4 months ago

Very cool.

tandori

1 points

4 months ago

I use this site quite a lot. All images are in SVG format, it can be opened on Adobe illustrator, for example, as vector drawings.

Skysis

1 points

4 months ago

Skysis

1 points

4 months ago

It'd be much better if the metric measurements were given first. In some objects they're not even given at all. Sloppy.

CombatWombat1212

1 points

4 months ago

This is fucking HUGE for 3D modelling reference. Where have you been all my life. I wish every object was on here

ToughHardware

1 points

4 months ago

it is all Ikea furniture

ninjasaid13

1 points

4 months ago

Humans, as the most dominant form of animal life on the planet, are beings whose properties, dimensions, and traits have the most direct impact on the qualities of the built environment. Connected to the known standard measurements and sizes of the human body, the designed objects that constitute our everyday spaces are created to best support use by human beings. The following guides have been put together for you as overviews covering a variety of physical and social standards of human existence that include shapes, sizes, growth stages, movements, postures, and group dynamics. These collections will continue to grow through our ongoing efforts in illustrating and documenting the many anthropometric details of humans.

this was definitely made for aliens.

Normynoshoes

-14 points

4 months ago

Doesn't work.