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Other Stuff / How to create a text attribute in autocad
« Last post by Tim on June 07, 2015, 06:16:28 PM »
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Other Stuff / Re: ANIMAL TRAINING VIDEOS
« Last post by Tim on May 12, 2015, 11:21:00 AM »
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Other Stuff / Re: ANIMAL TRAINING VIDEOS
« Last post by Tim on May 12, 2015, 11:13:56 AM »
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Other Stuff / ANIMAL TRAINING VIDEOS
« Last post by Tim on May 12, 2015, 11:01:40 AM »
In my real world job, I'm a Sheriff's deputy who has worked in the court system now for around 5 years. Just recently I moved to the position of animal control officer and am anxious to find out all I can about animal control. Don't worry folks. I'm still doing drafting.

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General Discussion / A General Drafter
« Last post by Tim on March 31, 2015, 05:53:50 AM »
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General Discussion / Opening your own Drafting Service
« Last post by Tim on November 24, 2014, 06:35:12 AM »
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General Discussion / Beginner’s Guide to Understanding a Set of House Plans
« Last post by Tim on October 18, 2014, 07:37:37 AM »
Depending on how much detail your builder or local building inspector requires, the minimum set of plans should include the floor plan, exterior elevations, foundation or basement plan, and a roof plan drawn to scale.

Just so you’ll know, a scale is nothing more than a shrunken ruler so that 1′ -0″ (12 inches) is now 1/4 inch long as far as your drawing is concerned. So here then is an example. If we use a scale to draw an 8′ line. in reality the line is only 2 inches long on the paper in real life.

So let’s see what’s included in a set of plans:

A Floor Plan is a view of a house that would be seen if you were to take a knife and slice the house to see the walls, windows, doors, etc. from the top about mid ways down the walls. This is also called the dimensional plan. Most all floor plans are drawn at the scale of 1/4″ = 1′- 0″. It should include all the dimensions (measurements) of the wall, window, and door locations, door and window sizes, stair locations, room labels, locations of exposed beams, cased opening sizes and locations, bathroom layout showing sink vanity, tub, and toilet, kitchen cabinets with appliances & sink fixtures, and construction notes.

Some floor plans include the electrical symbols showing the receptacles, light switches, light fixtures, ceiling fans, cable connections, telephone jacks, and meter base locations. These can be included in the dimensional plan but many opt to have it on a separate drawing.

The Exterior Elevations include all four (4) views of the home which are front, left, rear, & right drawn also at 1/4″ = 1′ – 0″ scale. The are some plans that have the front elevation drawn at 1/4″ scale and then the left, rear & right at 1/8″ = 1′ – 0″ On these views are notes about what type of siding or veneer, the roof pitches (angles), grade locations, finished floor & ceiling locations, and a roof plan showing the house from the top view. The roof plan is usually drawn at 1/8″ = 1′ – 0″ scale or 1/16″ = 1′ – 0″.

The Foundation or Basement Plan is the same type as the floor plan showing wall types, footing sizes, floor joist or truss locations, support beams, pilasters or piers, and ventilation vents & openings. The foundation or basement plan is also a dimensional type drawing. Most of these plans are drawn at the scale of 1/4″ = 1′- 0″.

If the plan is more detailed, then we would see sectional details showing the wall and roof construction of the home, HVAC plan, plumbing plan, and cabinet elevations. Even more involved plans would show the types of moldings, pediments, & trims in greater detail.
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Single-Story Architecture / Re: Questions
« Last post by Tim on October 16, 2014, 09:59:23 AM »
I have already given the basic instructions at your previous question below:
OK Quickdraw, at the command prompt type the word "stretch" and hit enter on your keyboard. Then type the letter "C", then enter for a crossing window. A Crossing Window only picks the points it crosses. Place the crossing window just around the end of the object you wish to stretch. Confirm the selection by hitting enter, and then pick a point to use as the beginning point. Then pick a point that is the distance and direction of the way you way to stretch the entity. It is exactly the same way you would do it in AutoCAD. Here's a link to how it is done in acad. http://autocadtips.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/how-to-use-stretch/

Hope this helps... You'll have to play with it til you get used to the concept...
To answer your second question, you can use the measurement from the floor plan and then draw the wall lines or offset them from the left or the right exterior walls.
Your third question's answer is yes, the plates on the exterior walls are 10" and not 12". The middle beam will be 12" only.
Your fourth question is yes, where ever the porch is on the floor plan, it will also be located on the foundation.
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Single-Story Architecture / Questions
« Last post by Quickdraw on October 16, 2014, 12:12:10 AM »
Hi Tim,
            Getting through the course without too much trouble??? but I do have a few questions.
I have already posted this one but in lesson 6 you are required to stretch a window. I could not work that out, (later I did stretch the shutter) I tried various methods yet none were successful. I would appreciate the instructions on how to do this in Draftsight.
Also in lesson seven you are required to project lines for the internal walls onto the section drawing but as they are two separate drawings how is this done? (I used the measurements from the floor plan.)
Also in lesson seven I did pick up on the fact the bearers are 12” not ten but what about the two on the outside are they the same? and why do you have a half block on the outer piers yet not on the centre piers?
Lesson 8 you add the porch to the foundation plan. Where do your reference points come from to locate the porch? (once again I will use a query on the floor plan to get a measurement or coordinate and work from that but is there an easier way.)
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Single-Story Architecture / Re: Windows
« Last post by Tim on October 15, 2014, 06:53:00 PM »
Hi Tim,
            One of the primary reasons for me doing this course was to learn skills and techniques using cad software.
Lesson 6 has a window that needs stretching, after trying various methods without success i ended up drawing a new window to the new dimensions yet i would like to learn the method that you use to stretch the window. could i get the instructions for doing this in draftsight. Thank you.

OK Quickdraw, at the command prompt type the word "stretch" and hit enter on your keyboard. Then type the letter "C", then enter for a crossing window. A Crossing Window only picks the points it crosses. Place the crossing window just around the end of the object you wish to stretch. Confirm the selection by hitting enter, and then pick a point to use as the beginning point. Then pick a point that is the distance and direction of the way you way to stretch the entity. It is exactly the same way you would do it in AutoCAD. Here's a link to how it is done in acad. http://autocadtips.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/how-to-use-stretch/

Hope this helps... You'll have to play with it til you get used to the concept...
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