Archives: Drafting

What Is A Scaled Drawing

A scaled drawing is one where an object that is being drawn is large or the object to be represented in the drawing is such a size that it’s impossible to draw full size on a sheet that can be conveniently handled in the shop where a part is being fabricated. In such cases, the • Read More »


Detail Drawings

A detail drawing shows each part of a machine separately. The parts are completely dimensioned and enough views are drawn so that the machinist can make the piece without any other instructions. If necessary, notes are added to the drawing to make the fabrication of the piece clearer. The details are sometimes drawn in the • Read More »



8 Tips to Help You Master Solidworks

When it comes to mechanical computer aided design (CAD) software SolidWorks is quickly becoming the industry leader. You may already be familiar with the basics of Solidworks, but how do you become a master of this high tech tool? SolidWorks provides a powerful set of engineering design tools to design products better no matter what • Read More »


Some Considerations For A Residential Electrical Plan

The amount and location of wall switches for the house are directly related to amount of light fixtures and other appliances that are hard wired to the circuit box. Pick a convenient location for the switch so that it can be conveniently reached when entering a room. Whenever a ceiling fan is placed in a • Read More »


Draw Your Own House

Drawing an architectural set of plans isn’t a simple matter when you consider all the elements that make up a set of house plans. What you need to do is first research all the needs of the family, understand the local codes, know what style of house you’re wanting, know what sort of foundation is • Read More »


Save Money on Commercial Building Design with an Architectural Designer

In more urban areas, and with larger commercial buildings, an architect may be required by law to make the architectural design and blueprints for it. In more suburban or rural areas, however, an experienced architectural designer is all that is necessary to give you the quality commercial building blueprints needed. This will enable you to • Read More »


An Education In Mechanical Drafting

Drafting is a form of graphic expression so it is therefore a type of language. When applied in the engineering field, drawing or drafting is mechanical in character and is used primarily for the purpose of communicating information related to the construction of machines and structures. It is then reasonable to believe that the methods • Read More »


Woodworking Plans And What Should Be Included On Them

If you’re looking for a good woodworking plan, there are a few things that need to be considered. 1. Is there a cut sheet and or material list? A cut sheet is the parts of the piece individually noted and dimensioned so that they can be properly fabricated. A material list is a shopping list • Read More »


A Contour Map and Site Plan

When it’s necessary to design a building for a site that’s not level, the designer needs to know just how high each point is above the lowest part of the site. This information is obtained by the surveyor and delivered in the form of contours on a property boundary, and is called a contour map. • Read More »