Use a T-square, triangle, and scale to draft guidelines, letters, and a title block.
How to manually draft an interior elevation of a bedroom wall using a T-square, triangle, and architect’s scale.
Use a circle template and triangle to manually draft a swing door and two bi-fold doors.
An overview of architectural drawings and how they’re made.
The SketchUp drawing shows an L-stairs in perspective. This is a stairs that turns a corner, making it look like an L in plan. The AutoCAD drawing shows plan, elevation, and isometric views of an L-stairs. It’s important to be Continue reading L-Stairs: Drafted and SketchUpped
This simple study model was made by printing AutoCAD elevations and gluing them to foamboard. The foamboard pieces are held together with straight pins. The model shows the relationship between the floor plan, elevations, and 3D space. It’s a quick Continue reading Foamboard study model
Swing doors have hands, that is, which side they’re hung on and which way they swing. The viewer stands in the corridor or outside the building, looking at the door. If the door is hinged on her left and swings Continue reading Door Hands
Cabinets are made to standardized sizes. (Wall cabinets are 12″ to 18″ deep and 12″ to 36″ high. Base cabinets are 24″ deep and 34″ high; when the countertop is added, the base cabinet is 36″ high. Widths are multiples Continue reading Cabinets
Students often ask, “how big is a window?” Windows come in lots of sizes, and there’s really no standard. Get a manufacturer’s catalog and see what its sizes are. This page is one of seven catalog pages in my book, Continue reading Window Sizes
Dimensioning a floor plan to the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) standard is more complicated than dimensioning an AIA-standard floor plan. There are three stringers; one dimensions blocks of cabinets, one dimensions centerlines of fixtures and appliances and one Continue reading NKBA Dimensioning