Lesson access board for online drafting courses This is the Access Board for the Online Drafting Courses created by Tim Davis. Once your tuition is received for whichever drafting course you're taking, an account will be created for you on this board. These courses are only available to registered students.




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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CAD Resources / Coordinates - DonL
« Last post by Tim on October 22, 2015, 01:32:07 PM »
Quote from: DonL
I have been using the tutoring system and I'm at the point to putting in relative coordinates. I must be doing something wrong. I input line and then input 30,30 but it doesn't go to correct coordinates. I believe my question is where do you put the cursor when you input coordinates?
If I understand what you are asking Don, type "line", pick the point where you want the line to start from and then type "@30,30" then hit enter, and the line will go where you want it to go. The "@" symbol tells the cad program that you are sending out the other end of the line to a certain vector on the grid.
CAD Resources / AutoCAD 14 in Windows 7
« Last post by Tim on October 22, 2015, 01:27:33 PM »
Originally posted by: JRoberts on the old board
I have an old version of AutoCAD 14 and wasn't able to get it to work with Windows 7 until I came across the following files. It seems the 32 bit won't work in the 64 bit environment.  Some smart geek came up with a fix. If you will take the attached files and copy them into your AutoCAD directory, overwriting the existing ones, presto........... 14 works in Windows 7.

CAD Resources / Trying Out Your CAD Program
« Last post by Tim on October 22, 2015, 01:23:08 PM »
This is a simple exercise so that you can get used to your new found skill using a CAD program. Below is a drawing I made of a Birdhouse. Simply try and duplicate it in CAD and see how well you do.

Practice Makes Perfect!!!
General Discussion / If you are coming from the old Drafting School Board
« Last post by Tim on October 22, 2015, 01:06:40 PM »
There is no longer a need to keep up two boards for the courses. I'm closing http://draftingservice.us/school/ and moving all my students here. It was just getting to be a headache managing the two. Actually, by the time I get done, there will be more course material on this board than there ever was on the old board.

If you are coming from the old board and would like to continue here, just send me an email (tj@parsonscorner.org) telling me your username over there, and I'll fix you up on this board.

Site Plan Drafting / Re: CAD Command Videos for your reference
« Last post by Tim on October 17, 2015, 10:21:12 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0SQWEGnrM4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0SQWEGnrM4</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqqIEP-tNno" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqqIEP-tNno</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHXSHqAQR6k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHXSHqAQR6k</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlMmeyCKQSw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlMmeyCKQSw</a>
Site Plan Drafting / Reference Site Plan Material From Different Municipalities
« Last post by Tim on October 17, 2015, 10:07:15 AM »
Certain municipalities require complexity in a site plan, some do not. Below are a few examples of a few cities requirements. It would do you well to study these and familiarize yourself with those differences.

Site Plan tutorial from LA, Calif. (.PDF)
Charleston SC site plan tutorial
South Carolina Zoning Site Plans.
Burlington Virginia Site Plan Requirements
CAD Resources / How to create a text attribute in autocad
« Last post by Tim on October 15, 2015, 10:18:06 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRTRxsjap8Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRTRxsjap8Q</a>
Drafting Board and Sketching / Machine Sketching
« Last post by Tim on October 15, 2015, 08:36:32 AM »
General Discussion / Apprenticeship Training
« Last post by Tim on October 13, 2015, 12:23:04 PM »
Learn Drafting from an Experienced Draftsman

I started my career learning drafting in the middle 1970's and have trained in just about every field of drafting, working for and contracting to Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, & Designers. I can pass this knowledge on to you through this website using several courses I have designed especially for teaching a person to draw mechanically and in a CAD program.

This school and these courses are modeled after the former North American School Of Drafting
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