Archives: Drafting

Industrial Layout

Industrial Layout is a discipline of technical drawing which is a combination of architectural and survey drafting. The application of this drafting discipline are used in almost any type of manufacturing including and not limited to plastic injection molding, furniture fabrication, automotive parts manufacturing, etc. It is where a plant floor plan is drawn out • Read More »


Drawing Your Own House Plans

Drawing a set of house plans isn’t a simple matter when you think about all the elements that make up a set of residential architectural plans. You need to first think about all the needs of your family, understand the local codes, know what style of house you’re wanting, know what sort of foundation you • Read More »


CAD Drawings Recycled

I’ve been drawing residential homes for the better part of 30 years and the majority of those homes were drawn on CAD programs like General CADD, (Generic CADD) AutoCAD, or CADVance. And of all things that collect over the years are not only the sets of drawings but the special details and sections included in • Read More »


Scale Drawings of House Plans

Working drawings contain all plans, elevations (both exterior and interior views), sections, scale details and full size details necessary for the adequate construction of a home. The scale drawings of a structure are those which show the general layout of the entire building, locating the various features of the layout, showing their relation to each • Read More »


Online Drafting Courses And Tutorials

Definition – draftsman or drafter: a technically trained person who creates technical drawings for specific professionals, i.e.; one who creates drawings from the notes, calculations, and sketches for architects, engineers, surveyors, etc. a person whose job is to create drawings that will be used to build machines, buildings, etc. Drafting is a universal language. It’s • Read More »


A Career As A Draftsman (Drafter)

There’s always a need for drafters. Drafters are the professionals who create technical drawings from information given to them by professionals such as architects, engineers, designers, and surveyors. Drafters create drawings and plans on a drafting board or Computer Aided Drafting and Design program. These drawings are then used by craftsmen to create various projects • Read More »


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 • Read More »


Recycling Your CAD Drawings

I’ve been drawing residential homes for the better part of 30 years and the majority of those homes were drawn on CAD programs like General CADD, (Generic CADD) AutoCAD, or CADVance. And of all things that collect over the years are not only the sets of drawings but the special details and sections included in • Read More »


Having Your House Plans Drawn Professionally

If you’re wanting to have a qualified professional draw your house plans, here are a few tips on what to provide the draftsman, designer, or architect with. You’ve probably spent a great deal of time trying to figure out what you’re wanting. This is only natural because you’re wanting your home to be not only • Read More »


An Introduction To AutoCAD 2D

AutoCAD is the most known and respected name when it comes to 2D and 3D CAD design. AutoCAD software is basically a drafting tool that facilitates the process of designing and communicating the end results with others. In this day and age most structures that are built are based on CAD drawings. The majority of • Read More »