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stevedonel
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Message 81 of 102 (279 Views)

Re: CAD versus Hand drafting

04-08-2003 04:07 AM in reply to: pipe0069
I use AutoCAD for 2d layouts mostly. Various people come to me asking for a copy of differnt sections of the plant in different scales, including or excluding different machines, ect. This would be a never ending 24/7 job by hand; with CAD I just zoom, change layout for the different paper sizes, and plot.



3d stuff would be a nightmare for me to design on paper because so much changes thru the desing process and in years to come. I find parametric programs better for 3d parts, but Im not gonna start a debate on which program to use.



my .02¢

*Shevitz, Barry
Message 82 of 102 (279 Views)

CAD versus Hand drafting-the final conclusion

04-14-2003 09:16 AM in reply to: pipe0069
A fascinating thread, thanks to all.
But the final question I just gotta ask is: Does anybody, anywhere,
still actually get paid for drawing by hand?

It was a great way to make a living up till 1992--and fond memories are
fun to share.
But I'll bet that NOBODY anywhere in the world (at least the Western
nations) does it anymore.

If the dinosaurs were so great, they'd still be here today.Same thing is
true of hand drafting.
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old-cadaver
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Message 83 of 102 (279 Views)

Re: CAD versus Hand drafting-the final conclusion

04-15-2003 03:23 AM in reply to: pipe0069
Hey, Hey, Hey, just who are you calling a dinosaur. I'll hit you with my electric eraser. ;-) I hired on here 11 years ago (1992) and the first thing they wanted me to do was add a detail to an existing hand drawing. I had to borrow equipment, I haven't done a hand drawing since 1986.
*Daniels, Steve
Message 84 of 102 (279 Views)

CAD versus Hand drafting-the final conclusion

04-15-2003 04:10 AM in reply to: pipe0069
I know a couple of draughtsmen still on the board although one is now
changing over to CAD & the others coming up for retirement so although not
dinosaurs the days of hand draughting is going the way of them I personally
starting using CAD in 1984 on computervision CADDS 4X & then in 1987 changed
jobs which meant going back on the board it took 6 months to be back up to
speed I returned back to CAD 3 years ago after I started to work for myself
& have to say that I cant see me going back again to the board but I don't
regret my time on it because the experienced gained certainly helps
*PF
Message 85 of 102 (279 Views)

CAD versus Hand drafting-the final conclusion

04-15-2003 09:41 AM in reply to: pipe0069
Wrong-O, bucko!
I've seen a few-- at Major firms, too!
(me included when the project is Real small.)


Barry Shevitz wrote in message
news:3E9B4F65.2B0593B0@netvision.net.il...
> A fascinating thread, thanks to all.
> But the final question I just gotta ask is: Does anybody, anywhere,
> still actually get paid for drawing by hand?
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old-cadaver
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Message 86 of 102 (279 Views)

Re: CAD versus Hand drafting

04-17-2003 02:51 AM in reply to: pipe0069
Note to moderator: If you're going to remove posts you find offensive, remove them one that started it as well.
*Thomas III, Jeff
Message 87 of 102 (279 Views)

CAD versus Hand drafting-the final conclusion

04-17-2003 03:04 AM in reply to: pipe0069
That's a very general and inaccurate statement.

There are still people like me that are proficient at both. I don't do it
the often, but situations do occur. The company I'm at doesn't have any
drafting boards and frankly if they did, I'm not sure more than two of use
would be able to use them. if you have a project due (one of your biggest
clients) and the power goes out in the building, the block or city. do you
call the client and say, "I don't know when I'll get the job done because we
just had a blackout? Do you send it out to someone else? Or, do you tell
those "dinosaurs" to get it done?

Respectfully,

Jeff Thomas III, CD


"Barry Shevitz" wrote in message
news:3E9B4F65.2B0593B0@netvision.net.il...
> A fascinating thread, thanks to all.
> But the final question I just gotta ask is: Does anybody, anywhere,
> still actually get paid for drawing by hand?
>
> It was a great way to make a living up till 1992--and fond memories are
> fun to share.
> But I'll bet that NOBODY anywhere in the world (at least the Western
> nations) does it anymore.
>
> If the dinosaurs were so great, they'd still be here today.Same thing is
> true of hand drafting.
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old-cadaver
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Message 88 of 102 (279 Views)

Re: CAD versus Hand drafting-the final conclusion

04-17-2003 03:21 AM in reply to: pipe0069
If the power is out that long, the dinosaurs will be drawing in the dark. Are you going to redraw drawings that have already been started in CAD? Power failure is a non-issue in our shop, we have two-hour UPS's. If the power is out longer than that, it's too hot to work in here anyway.
*Thomas III, Jeff
Message 89 of 102 (279 Views)

Re: CAD versus Hand drafting-the final conclusion

04-17-2003 07:06 AM in reply to: pipe0069
Not if its daytime. I can take the board out on the
lawn :~) the point is that there are people that still do manual drafting for
whatever reason they have, to them it's legitimate.


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If
the power is out that long, the dinosaurs will be drawing in the dark. Are you
going to redraw drawings that have already been started in CAD? Power failure
is a non-issue in our shop, we have two-hour UPS's. If the power is out longer
than that, it's too hot to work in here anyway.
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old-cadaver
Posts: 5,183
Registered: ‎12-12-2003
Message 90 of 102 (279 Views)

Re: CAD versus Hand drafting-the final conclusion

04-17-2003 08:20 AM in reply to: pipe0069
I'm looking for the reasons.

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