On ‘digital draughtsmanship’

Understanding architectural form is important when mapping architecture.

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I’m untangling some drawings derived from laser scans and the lack of clear notes of architectural form and detail compromises the work.

Once again I’m forced to reflect on the powerful measurement technologies at our disposal and how they conflict with the need for line drawings to direct works.

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There are no short cuts from the point cloud to the line drawing,  3 decisions have to be made for each line that’s plotted:

  • Measurement: Is the required scale met by the precision of the measured data?
  • Selection What defines the edge? which lines are needed to convey the information required?
  • Communication How to clearly present it within the convention for depection, what line weight is apropriate & which planes conform to the plan section and elevation required to effect the intervention required?

I post here a mix of site sketch, photo and CAD work as an attempt to show CAD…

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