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The Value of Shop Drawings

Shop drawings are created for the purpose of illustrating construction or design projects. The materials that are to be used, the object dimensions, installation processes and information relevant to the successful completion of the project are often included. Shop

Why A Draftsman Is Required For Residential And Commercial Construction

A draftsman is someone who is trained in creating technical drawings. In the construction world, drafting is the term used to describe the act of drawing the design for a building or structure. Though a draftsman may not design the building or structure him or hers

Creating A Residential Electrical Plan

An electrical plan is a plan view similar to the floor plan in that all the walls, doors, and windows are shown along with the electrical symbols that describe service to the house. It also includes what is known as a legend which defines what each symbol represents. There are several

The First Materials You Need to Start Drawing

While your very first exercises required only a pencil and a piece of paper, the improvement of your skills will need a few more instruments. On the other hand, you mustn't randomly choose paper and instruments for drawing. The first thing you need when con

Do You Want to Draw Your Own House Plan

Great idea, it sure saves money. Also eliminates the middle man. Those architects and designers can get expensive. I've heard that some designers can charge up to ten dollars per square foot for simple drawings containing a floor plan and exterior elevations. Now that is a chunk of change. If you

Machine Sketching

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Mechanical Sketching

A drafter (draftsman) is required in most cases to draw from rough freehand sketches, made by themselves or by someone else either from an actual object or an imaginary one. For instance, suppose that a machine is in operation somewhere and the drawings never existed or were lost. For the pur

Learn Drafting Through Online Courses

Drafting is one career field that is not going to be eliminated anytime soon. As long as there are homes and commercial buildings to be built, machines and parts to be designed, and components to be made, there will be a need for drafting. Besides manufacturing, every physical object that is

Projection in Mechanical Drawing

A mechanical drawing of a machine part or a combination of parts forming a complete mechanism is usually made up of two or more separate views. Each view represents a different side of the object drawn. The number of separate views on the drawing depends on the number of views actually needed

Residential Electrical Drawings

There are certain drafters (draftsmen) who specialize in specific fields of drafting. There are some who actually subcontract to designers and architects to complete special plans like electrical, plumbing, HVAC (Heating and Air Conditioning), site plans, structura

The Various Drafting Fields

Drafting fields differ by the type of drawings they specialize in. The different fields are architectural, structural, electrical and electronic, mechanical or machine, boundary and topographical, general, illustrative, and tracing or reproductive. Each of these fields have their own ways of gett

How I was able to get Chief Architect 8 to run in Windows 7

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How to Read a Set of House Plans

Maybe you're looking for a job in a real estate office or as an assistant with a construction company. Or it could be that you have taken a job at a local builders supply and will be doing material take off's. These are just a few of the job

A General Drafter

The title "general drafter" suggests that this type of draftsman or drafter draws most anything required of them to draw. And that is quite correct to a certain degree, as long as they are trained in various disciplines of drafting. I will give you a for ins

What Does A Drafter Or Draftsman Do?

A drafter is someone who is trained in creating technical drawings. Their job is to take the sketches, concepts, and specifications of professional architects, engineers, machinists, or inventors and build the necessary illustrations from which that idea can be implemented or fabricated in a
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