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CAD Fundamentals for Architecture by Elys John

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INTRODUCTION

Analogue

In the days of hand drawing practice we would spend many hours redrawing (inking up) plans and sections for a final presentation. Many hours would be spent applying Transtext, a self-adhesive clear film for transferring title blocks and text, to annotate those drawings. From personal reflection I remember numerous perspectives being overcooked with a pencil render and having to redo the whole thing. As for contextualization, I often left that bit out, since the people I created in section often looked quite comical! Once we had spent the many hours needed to create our final drawings we would then often spraymount them onto card for presentation. All this took time – a lot of time – and this was inevitably when you had an ...

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