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What is a CAD Program

The acronym CAD stands for Computer Aided Drafting or CADD which is Computer Aided Drafting and Design. Simply put, a CAD program is a drafting board built into a computer program. But it’s even more than that! The accuracy obtained in these programs can be measured to 1/1000 of an inch, even though this can • Read More »


The Creation of Your First Ebook

Practice makes perfect. Maybe you would want to start off easy. One of my first ebooks was on notes I had made about bible versions. I had already written an article on the subject and also had lots of research notes with sources. Article + Notes + Sources = A New Reference Ebook. On the • Read More »


Vintage House Plans Download

Designing a home that’s truly classic in nature seems to be a lost art in most architectural circles. Middle to late 19th and early 20th century homes represented a true beauty that’s been lost in a modern society, yet many prospective homeowners would love the idea of having such a classic styled home designed for • Read More »


Reading Dimensions On A Floor Plan

A dimension is the measurement of one point to another. In the case of an architectural floor plan, it’s what guides a framer to build the building. So in fact, dimensions are one of the most important elements of a floor plan drawing. Without them there would be no way to determine the geometry of • Read More »


Save Your Marriage Ladies and Gentlemen

Are you wanting to become a statistic? Well, if you allow your marriage to go down the tubes, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. If your marriage ends, you will become one out three unions that end because one or both of you refuse to do the right thing. Men, this may sound a little • Read More »


Did You Overlook Something In Your New Home Design

There are quite a few details involved in designing a new house and it’s very easy to overlook certain aspects of what will make that house a home. I have been a home designer for over three decades now and have come up with a list of things that are often forgotten in the layout. • Read More »


Individual Home Design

There are very few things that are closer to our hearts than the houses we live in. And there are even fewer things that we take a greater interest in than the homes that we personally own. The actual size of the house doesn’t matter really. It’s our personal little castle. It is really hard • Read More »


The Ability To Draw House Plans

It wasn’t until I started teaching it, that I realized how many were interested in the field of architectural drafting. But having an interest and actually being committed enough to complete the education are two distinctly different things all together. There has to be a certain amount of ambition that goes into learning such a • Read More »


Southern Women

Southern women know their summer weather report: Humidity Humidity Humidity Southern women know their vacation spots: The beach The rivuh The crick Southern women know everybody’s first name: Honey Darlin’ Shugah Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts: Fried Green Tomatoes Driving Miss Daisy Steel Magnolias Gone With The Wind Southern women • Read More »


Old Colonial Architecture

Colonial architecture was and is the architecture of rectangles. On the floor plan, these rectangles intersected each other much the same as they would in a game of dominoes. In the elevations the parallelogram was used almost exclusively, with its looks enhanced by a great deal of horizontal lines. Arches, curves and oblique shapes were • Read More »