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Drafting Certification


Credential: Certificate

The purpose of our Drafting Certificate program is to provide more than basic Architectural and Mechanical Drafting Skills. Our students will receive the skills to create complete Residential Construction, Survey, and Mechanical / Machine drawings. Subjects include drafting practices, and CAD software. Students are taught by a professional General Draftsman who has over 39 years drafting experience.


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General Discussion / Re: Checking who's still taking their courses
« Last post by CaptainTidy on August 12, 2017, 09:29:43 PM »
I'm about to start the courses even though I signed up a long time ago! :D
CAD Forum Discussions / Architectural Scales
« Last post by Tim on July 30, 2017, 09:31:22 AM »
In order that the dimensions of an object can be read with any accuracy, it's best to make a drawing to a certain scale, which in the case of house or commercial building plans is usually 1/4" = 1'-0". This means that every quarter inch of the drawing is considered to be one foot in actual construction, and every 1/8th of an inch will represent six inches. When referring to the dimensions of a drawing it's usually customary to show only the real or full size dimensions of the object, regardless of the smaller size that it may be necessary to create the drawing on paper. If we don't do this, we may wind up with a bunch of confusion.

The size of the scale is the choice of the drafter, or the size of the paper that the drawing has to be drawn on. In architectural work scales of 1/4" = 1'-0" and 1/8" = 1'-0" are commonly used for the construction plans of buildings, while other scales such as 1/2" = 1'-0". and 3" = 1'-0" are used for parts which require a more complete visible clarity. These drawings are known as details.

Special measuring instruments known as Architects or Engineers scales are made with graduated divisions to indicate the several scales used. These instruments, or scales, are not absolutely necessary, as any scale divided into sixteenths of an inch may be used for a variety of scales by a little mental effort in conceiving one or more of its divisions as representing the desired unit for the reduced scale. It's just easier to use a scale made to read these reduced dimensions.
CAD Resources / Using the UCS icon in a 2d drawing
« Last post by Tim on July 13, 2017, 09:31:30 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL21994F509" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL21994F509</a>
General Discussion / Re: Apprenticeship Training
« Last post by Skribblez on June 29, 2017, 11:10:13 PM »
This is EXACTLY what I have been searching for!! Thank you so much!

I will be doing all of my assignments with an "Old School" Drafting Board  :o and also in the "DraftSight (c)" program. Double Duty.  ;)
General Discussion / Re: Checking who's still taking their courses
« Last post by Skribblez on June 29, 2017, 11:03:14 PM »
Hi Tim!!

I just started... So, of course, I'm still taking the course...lol ;)

I'm learning DraftSight (c), too!
General Discussion / Re: Checking who's still taking their courses
« Last post by PeaWee on June 28, 2017, 09:53:11 AM »
I am Tim
General Discussion / Re: Checking who's still taking their courses
« Last post by Tim on June 26, 2017, 10:40:06 PM »
Thanks everyone.
General Discussion / Re: Sending Drawings
« Last post by Tim on June 26, 2017, 10:39:27 PM »
So any progress on the courses?
House Plan Drafting / Re: Door openings
« Last post by Tim on April 19, 2017, 09:30:27 PM »
No, looks like to me it's 32" in lesson one and lesson three.

    Main Entrance = 36 inch

    Secondary Entrance = 32 inch

    Bedrooms = 30 inch

    Study or Library = 32 inch

    Bathrooms = 24 inch

    Utility Rooms = 32 inch

    Linen Closets = 16 inch

    Bedroom Closets = 24 inch

    Pantries = 12 inch

    Storage Rooms = 32 inch
House Plan Drafting / Door openings
« Last post by AlfonzoT on April 19, 2017, 08:45:28 PM »
you have the utility door opening laid out as a 24" door in lesson1. In lesson 3 you have that opening listed as 2-8. Should that have been a 32" door instead of should the opening be 2-0?

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