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It is interesting how the detail had evolved.
Computers are great, but sketch by hand  with dimensions and call outs are better.
Most of the people in the construction site prefer a good hand sketch with the dimensions there, they don't need to scale or make assumptions; if the sketch is some sort of isometric or perspective, with shadows and different weights of lines, better.
Besides is easy to hatch different materials or textures by hand.
I am good with the computer but my workers prefer an sketch even in paper from cements bags.







> Subject: RE: Level of Detailing - round 2
> Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:27:54 -0400
> From: gloomis(--nospam--at)MasterEngineersinc.com
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
> The good old days.  If only the new engineers could sketch something
> that you could read.
>
> I was taught never to scale a drawing and enough dimensions should be
> provided to build it without scaling.  On my plans I show the dimensions
> as if I was going to build it.  I often ask the cad person if he/she
> could build it from the dimensions shown on a hard copy.  If not add the
> dimensions.  I have seen architectural and structural plans without a
> single dimension.
>
> Gary Loomis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Pixley [mailto:r_pixley(--nospam--at)msn.com] 
> Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 12:46 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Level of Detailing - round 2
>
>
> On Aug 20, 2006, at 3:15 PM, Daryl Richardson wrote:
>
> >I'm sure that any of the older engineers on the list will be able to 
> >confirm that the origin of the practice of not scaling drawings
> originated 
> >from the fact that the liquid based printing processes of the 1950s and
>
> >1960s stretched the paper when printing.
>
> Paper stretching is the least problem.  I've seen draftmen who can draw
> a 
> straight line freehand draft drawings with just a sharp pencil (no
> scale, no 
> triangles, no t-square, etc.) that looked like they were perfectly drawn
> to 
> scale with such equipment.  How do you deal with that?
>
>
>
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