Online Companion: Architectural Drafting & Design, 5E


Sample Video Clips of Major Concepts

Multi-View Sketches

  • Multi-view drawings are a result of multi-view projection. Two or more views of an object are projected on two or more planes. These views represent the shape of an object. This technique is used when creating elevations and allows for the client to be able to visualize the project.

Line Weights

  • In all architectural drawings, the line weights of objects affect the presentation of the drawings. There are many different line styles that each have their own line weight to distinguish what it stands for from the other lines. Object lines are used to define the outline and characteristic features of architectural plan components and are a specific thickness to help them stand out.

CADD - Setting up Layers

  • Drawings are made in layers, each aligned with others. Each layer has its own independent information such as line type and pen weight. Using a layering system will help when objects need to be turned on or off for the different plans.

Kitchen Design / Cabinet Layout

  • The kitchen is an area where members of the family will spend a great deal of time. The kitchens design should be user friendly with plenty of work space as well as space to move about to meet the needs of the family. The kitchen design includes cabinets, islands, appliances, plumbing and electrical features.

Foundation Details

  • Foundation details are an important accessory to the foundation plan. They are enlargements of areas to show greater detail of that area. These are the bottom parts of a full building section. The foundation details show all connections with the foundation walls, slabs, and rebar as well as the soil around it.

Presentation Drawings / Rendering Types

  • Presentation drawings are drawings used to convey basic design concepts from the design team to the owner or other interested persons. They are a very important tool used at public hearings and design review by the government agencies and the community.

One Point Perspective

  • A one point perspective is a presentation drawing. This drawing method presents the structure very much as it appears in its natural setting. The one point perspective is primarily used to present the interior views of a structure.