Archives: Engineering

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 »


Why Are Accurate Woodworking Drawings Needed

A simple drawing will often give you a better idea of an object you are trying to draw and then ultimately build than you can get from any verbal description. Drawing is not only a very ancient form of getting an idea across, but one that is more easily understood by people of all countries • Read More »


A General Drafter

The title “general drafter” suggests that this type of draftsman or drafter draws most anything required of them to draw. And that is quite correct to a certain degree, as long as they are trained in various disciplines of drafting. I’ll give you a for instance and you’ll need to read carefully to keep up. • Read More »


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 »