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Drafting Jobs – How to Find the Best One

Looking for drafting jobs can be a daunting challenge. There are many different drafting jobs to choose from. CAD drafting is a skill that can be implemented across many different industries. So while you may have training in architectural type drafting, you could easily jump into electrical or structural drafting jobs. This article will give… Read More »

Checking or Proofing Drawings

Checking of a drawing is one of the important duties of a drafter. Whenever possible, it should be done by someone who hasn’t worked on the drawings. The first thing to do is to see if the drawing can be easily used without difficulty, and to see if the parts will fit and operate properly.… Read More »

Plans for a Water Wheel

Totally functional water wheel plans constructed using cedar. I originally drew this set of plans for a waterwheel to be used in a creek on my property. After construction, it worked fantastic. waterwheel2sheet1 waterwheel2sheet2

Goatboy’s Treasure Chest Plans

Instructions for building this chest can be found at: Treasure Chest 1 – Stock prep and joinery Treasure Chest 2 – The lid Treasure Chest 3 – Treasure Links to the Drawings: sheet1of3 sheet2of3 sheet3of3 Save Save

What Are Mechanical Assembly Drawings

There are several different types of assembly drawings. They are Outline or Setting Drawings, Erection Drawings, Assembly Working Drawings, Diagram Drawings, Part Assembly Drawings, and General Assembly Drawings. 1. The Outline Assembly shows the machines outline with no details. Center distances and over-all dimensions are given. An outline assembly drawing is used both for illustrations… Read More »

A Mechanical Drawing

Every drawing executed by means of a CAD program or drafting board can be considered a mechanical drawing, this term is usually restricted to drawings representing machines, machine parts, and objects used in the mechanic arts. A mechanical drawing is the method that a machine or mechanical device is graphically shown by outlines, sections, and… Read More »

CAD Programs

Computer Aided or Assisted Drafting is what CAD stands for. The most descriptive definition we can give this type of program is a drafting board inside a computer, giving an accuracy that cannot be achieved on the drafting board. CAD had its beginnings in the early 1960s when an engineer named Ivan Sutherland developed the… Read More »

A Course in Mechanical Drafting

Taking a course in mechanical drafting isn’t one of the easiest endeavors. A student needs to develop a discipline over the way he or she looks at things. They also need to develop a constructive way of thinking so that the student can think in a mechanical way. Not only this but they need to… Read More »