Complied by Allan. Color your judgment In a CAD system, colors are most commonly used to represent line weights. Selecting different colors is just like picking up pens with varying line thickness. We then tie these colors into layers to control the visibility of drawing components. There are no right and wrong coloring systems — but there are some that have become … [Read more...] about Standard colors and line weights in CAD
Revit & Drafting Tutorial – Revision Clouding
https://youtu.be/2n5UoRRScZc In this video tutorial we talk about Rev Clouds. What are they? When do you use them in architectural and engineering drafting? And how to do it with Revit CAD/BIM software. … [Read more...] about Revit & Drafting Tutorial – Revision Clouding
ANSI Paper Sizes
Architectural Paper Sizes North America has a special series of paper sizes defined for architectural purposes. In general these have aspect ratios of 4:3 or 3:2 which are similar to the aspect ratio of computer screens. Sizes are used for technical drawings in Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, HVAC Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, … [Read more...] about ANSI Paper Sizes
Structural Slab Joints and Tips for Drafting them in Revit
Structural Slab Joints? What are they? and How can we draw or model them in Revit Software. In this video I show you a couple of ways to do this. https://www.youtube.com/embed/HxH6aUvZ03A Examples of slab joints in structural drafting: Control Joints (C.J.) - These can be sawn, tooled, construction, expansion and key joints as the control the concrete shrinkage as it … [Read more...] about Structural Slab Joints and Tips for Drafting them in Revit
Folder Setup for a Large Project
For a project to be successful it requires a good folder directory structure. One which is quick and simple to use, yet files things in an orderly way, so we have information at our finger tips. That means we can find things quickly, and not lose things! In this video we discuss a folder setup on an actual structural drafting project for a large building. We also articulate the … [Read more...] about Folder Setup for a Large Project
What line width where?
What line width (or weight), do I use where, when structural drafting? In CAD, what color should I draw my structural elements. What line definitions suit what application? Below is a basic list which provide answers to these questions. This article should be read in conjunction with the article: Standard colors and line weights in CAD. Drawing … [Read more...] about What line width where?