# Can some one help me with stuctural drafting.Thank the lord is back

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• 21st Mar 2011 04:59 pm
I agree with you remark, i sounded like my wife describing things too.
i have never seen that part of a building before. thank you guys.
I finished the fundation plan. now am going to start the south elevation. i will ask if i have more question. i hope is ok with you guys.
why did the booklet ask me to draw the border and title box in inches (11"x17") but i placed the i beams 18' apart. is the school tricking me or this is what it is in the real drafting world?
• 21st Mar 2011 05:09 pm
ReMark
The school could be either 1) expecting you to create a scaled drawing much like one would on the drafting board or 2) expecting you to use a paper space layout for your title block and window and create a viewport to see the objects you created back in model space. It's either/or so read your instructions it should tell you what is expected of you.
• 21st Mar 2011 05:33 pm
nestly
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Originally Posted by Autocadstudent
is the school tricking me or this is what it is in the real drafting world?

No tricks, the columns really are 18 feet apart in model space, and the paper really is 11"x17" in paperspace. If you plot at a scale of 1/4" = 1'-0" the columns are still 18' feet apart, but your model is scaled down by a factor of 48, so they'll only measure 4 1/2" apart on the paper.

http://screencast.com/t/sSsn8vdO3
• 22nd Mar 2011 04:22 pm
Please help. i started reading the south elevation part of the project but still don't get it. is the plan same as the top view, south elevation same as the front view and section same as the right side view?
• 22nd Mar 2011 04:32 pm
ReMark
Top view and plan view are one in the same.

Front and side elevations can also be referred to by compass direction. Do you have any idea which way is North? If you do then always keep this in mind: When YOU are facing North, EAST will always be to your right. You were never in the Cub Scouts?
• 22nd Mar 2011 04:55 pm
was not cub scout.no I don't know the north. So the south elevation is where you see the undergound?
• 22nd Mar 2011 05:01 pm
ReMark
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Originally Posted by Autocadstudent
was not cub scout.no I don't know the north. So the south elevation is where you see the undergound?

Without a North arrow it would be difficult to say which elevation you are looking at. There was no indication in your project handout as to which direction North might lie in? Is it left up to the student? What is the name of the drawing you are currently working on?
• 22nd Mar 2011 05:19 pm