Archive for the ‘Drafting’ Category
CAD or Computer Aided Drafting was introduced to us in 1998. We were using the old version too. There was only one PC unit in our drafting shop. Since we were about 40 in the class, our professor arranged a schedule in an alphabetical order. So everybody has the chance to draw using some important commands. If we were not able to master CAD during the day, at least we were able to have a skill. Learning the basics plays an important role here.
In 2001, I enrolled again for a master’s degree and still chosing drafting as my field of specialization. The basics I have learned stays the same. Commands are still the same. Skill has improved but haven’t mastered yet since I stopped after that semester. Read the rest of this entry »
The post I am going to have today is hundred percent related to TLE.
Despite of Manny Pacquiao’s loss in his fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, the game must go on. It’s fighting against blueprint reading problems. From simple to complex, from 2D to 3D, and everything related to it. Read the rest of this entry »
Another hobby I am into is t-shirt printing, prints that I personally design. When I was not familiar of adobe photoshop, I made it manually, freehand sketching certainly. If you are born in the modern world you might be wondering how that freehand sketch looks like. Read the rest of this entry »
- An arrangement of rooms on one floor of a building, be it residential or commercial.
Image source: Lofty Ideals
Above is an example of a floor plan. That was made long before AutoCAD was not widely known in our area yet. With the use of mechanical pencil(for construction lines), technical pen(for the visible lines), and the straight edge materials made it clear and ready to use. It’s elevations were not done yet but soon to be posted for future reference.
Silk screen printing was one of the most unforgettable experience I had during college days. Success behind failures are present in the first few trials. There’s no harm if bonda paper will be used. But the problem is, it can only be used once or twice. I so love the green film when I made every process a success.
These are the materials that we need for the silk screen printing. Let me name and enumerate them.
- Silk screen. It is where we adhere the film.
- Tulco. A textile paint in different kinds. If you want it to be a long lasting print, you may choose the high quality paint. Emboss, wetlook, etc are available in the market.
- Green film. The design will be transferred here before we adhere it to the screen.
- Art knife/cutter. It is used to remove the parts where the paint pierce through.
- Packaging tape. It is used to cover the unused part of the screen.
- Spatula. Used to gouge the paint from the bottle to the squeegee.
- Lacquer thinner. With teh use of a cotton buds, it is used to wipe the screen over the film. In this case, the thin green film will stick to the screen. In most cases, this is where first timers fail. Thinner should be adequate or else it will melt the film.
- Squeegee. It is used to wipe the screen placed over the textile.
This is the traditional way of t-shirt printing. Nowadays, there are a lot ways in preparing it like photographic printing. Computerized printing are already available too, iron on, machines, and many more. Actual application can be viewed in youtube.com. There are a lot of videos uploaded there in different kinds of materials.
1. Space. An area where we can make use of our paint and brush. It can be the ground, the wall or the open space above the ground.
- Positive space
- Negative space
Positive space refers to the spaces intended for the subject of the drawing.
Negative space refers to the spaces that surround the subject of the drawing.
2. Line. Line is any mark made on the drawing space. It can be straight, curve, diagonal, horizontal, vertical, thick or thin. It is considered as the basic component of any drawing. The shape of the drawing depends on this element.
3. Color. It beautifies any drawing. There are things that need to be considered upon applying it to your drawing. Good color combination gives a pleasant effect to your drawing. A review on the primary, secondary, tertiary colors and others greatly helps to make a presentable output.
4. Shape. In lay outing the shape of an object, we need to follow some rules in perspective drawing so that the object will be emphasized. If we are drawing a house, it should be in a vertical position. The floor must be located above the ground and the vertical portion in the middle space of the area provided.
5. Texture. It can be rough like sand paper. It can also be smooth like an ordinary paper. It can even be velvety like a felt paper. It is the artist choice of materials which he/she is comfortable to use.
6. Form. It is 3D or three-dimensional in a lot of ways. It can be all natural like landscape or sometimes geometrical figures are being employed. It can be enhanced with the application of color and adding desired texture. A bulging effect can be done in an oil painting.
7. Value. It shows the relationship between dark and light objects on the drawing. Darkness and lightness of any drawing helps create the form of an object.
Drawing a polygon in any kind using a compass is quite laborious and time consuming specially to the heptagon in which trial and error method will be employed. It’s good that computer drafting has been introduced. I learned AutoCAD in college days. The basics were introduced to us and have tried it by taking turns on the only PC we had in the drafting shop. After college, I was not able to continue using it. Years passed by, until such time when I need to get back the old school which is now “IN” in the field of technology. AutoCAD subjects were one of my favorites in the in the course: M.T.E. (Master in Technician Education) major in drafting.
Constructing polygons with ACAD is fun. Try these steps and you’ll be amazed!
The default unit is inches. You can change it to centimeters if you wish. By doing it, you need to format units first before starting any drawing.
- Simply point mouse pointer at polygon icon usually found at the sidebar of the AutoCAD environment. Click it at once.
- You will be asked to enter the number of sides you want to draw. If you want to have the 5-sided polygon, type 5 and press enter.
- You will be asked to specify the location of the polygon you want to draw. You can point and click on the center of the space provided to make it quick.
- Then select “inscribe circle.”
- You will then be asked again to provide the radius of the circle. Just type your desired radius and press enter
After following these steps you will be able to have the polygon you need.
The dome roof. Located in front of the Palalong Cliff. A special come back entry for Blue Monday.
I’m hitting the clouds and the bluish gray car. I guess it’s Vios Toyota car.
About the dome roofing design
Dome roof is intended for circular flooring design. The first dome roofed building was built in Europe during the Roman Architectural Revolution. It is often used for temples as it gives spacious interior.