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    I'll just send a link to this thread to the students
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger View Post
    I'll just send a link to this thread to the students
    That would've been a wise move before I joined in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger View Post
    I'll just send a link to this thread to the students
    Oh, oh....now we're in big trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyke View Post
    A good basic knowledge in geometry is essential. Being able to draw by hand on a sheet of paper is also a good plus.
    I for one think that "Geometry" is an innate ability. One can learn the math and theorums, but not the ability to see it in your head.
    The S197 gen Ford Mustang, and the F-4 Phantom both prove the same theory. "With enough power applied, a school bus will fly."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Oh, oh....now we're in big trouble.
    We aren't. The students are.
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    Maybe Tiger is sending her students here as punishment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana W View Post
    I for one think that "Geometry" is an innate ability. One can learn the math and theorums, but not the ability to see it in your head.
    You're right Dana. Perhaps I should have said "an understanding of", or "working ability with". What I really meant was to be able to use geometry logically and do accurate construction in a drawing in an efficient manner. That said I've seen people using CAD for over 20 years that still couldn't do an accurate construction using geometry.

    the ability to see it in your head
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    Don't be afraid to ask stupid questions, it's not being stupid, not asking them is.
    I'd also go with the geometry if you can do it in your head and then sketch it on paper to explain to someone else, then the computer stuff is just icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyke View Post
    You're right Dana. Perhaps I should have said "an understanding of", or "working ability with". What I really meant was to be able to use geometry logically and do accurate construction in a drawing in an efficient manner. That said I've seen people using CAD for over 20 years that still couldn't do an accurate construction using geometry.

    that's the secret of being a good draughter.
    Exactly. You were right the first time. I was just expanding on where a "Good basic knowledge" really comes from.
    The S197 gen Ford Mustang, and the F-4 Phantom both prove the same theory. "With enough power applied, a school bus will fly."

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