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Draw your Pergola floor plan and elevations on graph paper to an easily convertible scale, e.g. 1 metre equals 2 graph squares. Draw your support posts (uprights) at grid line intersections to ake things easier.
Don’t forget to allow for the overhang of rafters. Most local Councils require that plans are submitted for approval so it might be prudent to check with them first.
While you’re at it, check the locations of any underground utilities that you may encounter when digging your post holes.