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How to Create Primitive Solid Objects in AutoCAD

The basis of any AutoCAD 3D drawing are primitive solid objects. These can be created via the commands in AutoCAD or you can create your own 3D solids via other methods in AutoCAD. The solids available to create with commands in AutoCAD include:    Box  

Economically Designing a New Home

In planning and designing a home, one of the first considerations is cost because cost will actually determine the size, shape, and style of the house. Cost of home construction will vary in every state. For instance, in some places where lumber mills are close by,

CAD Programs

Computer Aided or Assisted Drafting is what CAD stands for. The most descriptive definition we can give this type of program is a drafting board inside a computer, giving an accuracy that cannot be achieved on the drafting board. CAD had its beginnings in th

How to Draw a Roof Plan

There are several different parts of a set of house or building plan: The Floor plan Electrical plan The exterior views or elevations The Basement layout, Slab, or Foundation Floor Framing layout A Site P

Getting Started in CAD Drafting for a Career

Being able to work with computer-aided design (CAD) software can lead to an excellent career choice because everything that is going to be made or built will first require that a plan is made for it. Something must be put on paper or on a computer screen that someone else can take and build a 3-D

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

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

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