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The purpose of the grid is to communicate.  It really doesn't matter which way its done as long as it is consistent within the set of drawings and/or your company standards. You want a grid line on any line of vertical elements you may need to refer to. It is simply a communication device.
As my dad used to say " I don't care what they call me, as long as they call me for dinner."
Bill Cain, S.E.
Berkeley CA
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From: mitchell.marc(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Sent: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:38 PM
Subject: Drafting Standards - Grid Layout

What is the standard convention for laying out grids on a plan?  i.e. do the numbers go top to bottom and letters left to right or vice versa?  I have looked in the Architectural Graphic Standards book by Ramsey but could not find a reference and it appears that various engineers and architects do it both ways.


Marc Mitchell

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