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    Hi, I need to find the best way to transform my basic cad drawing in to glam detail/working drawing in cad and havent got a clue how and where to get info from to either copy or integerate in my plans and sections.....how do architects normaly create such detail drawings?????

    Help me....I am a 3rd year student with a short deadline.

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    What are you drawing? A residence, commercial building, other?

    What info are you looking to copy into or integrate into your plans? Are you referring to blocks?
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    You're best bet is to grab a bunch of plans and details from architects that you respect and who's work really inspires you. Then pick through each one to see what it is that makes their drawings so appealing. Don't copy their style, but use it to learn from and find out what kind of details they are putting on their plans. I spent over 8 years as a material estimator for a lumber yard, and that's what I did. In fact, I STILL have the one blueprint that stood out above all the rest (and I've seen hundreds of plans from a lot of different architects).
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    well,the project is designing a sustainable school and integrating the best structural and technological solutions in it. so far the structural aspects are:
    • Structure: beam and column (irrigular grid and large spans)
    • Load bearing central cores (concrete boxes)
    • floor system is cast in place concrete with raised floor system
    • foundation is pile type
    • interior partitions (gypsum....lots of curve)
    • cladding is glass (glazing system used :bolt fixd glazing)
    • need to do the services also......
    tell me what you think,and where can I find details of systems really to put in my plans....my plans are just thick black lines now and they need to be full of detail,a perfect working drawing and I am really strugelling.

    many thanks

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    One source for architectural details is:

    http://www.wiley.com/legacy/techsupp...4541X/faq.html

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    That's a great resource, ReMark (I've got it too) but I don't think it will help very much if the poster doesn't know how or what to detail out. You kind of have to know what you're doing in order for it to be helpful.

    Without actually seeing the drawings there isn't a whole lot that we can tell you as far as what you'll need for details. The typical stuff is:
    1. Wall sections through each unique wall.
    2. Sections through the entire building showing unique interior elevations.
    3. All exterior elevations.
    4. Obviously, floor plans.
    5. Window/Door/Finish/Hardware schedules.
    6. Electrical plans and riser diagrams.
    7. Plumbing plans and riser diagrams.
    8. HVAC plans and diagrams.
    9. Notes.
    10. Notes.
    11. More notes.
    12. Even more notes.
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    A third year architectural student who does not know how or what to detail would have had to be skipping most of his classes or sleeping during them. I took three architectural design/drafting courses in the course of one year and learned as much and I wasn't even studying to be an architect.
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    wow,well done to who ever managed to learn things muuuuuuch faster than me!....not every one is the same , and obviusley I did not benefit from best education at uni!....also I am not here to be told off by any expert ....just asked for help...if you cant help , there is no need to show off !

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    structural question???

    when designing a 3story building with one basement level of parking...do I need to follow the same structural frame to the roof from the parking ...or can have column and beams in the basement and another system for the rest of the building, does this effect structural integrity?

    my point is does the same layout need to be followed?

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