I really suck at doing a quick sketch of something that actually makes any sense.
I was challenged to do a drawing of a post on sub floor, on squash blocks and floor joists on cbu wall and pier in addittion to showing an existing beam holding up the floor above as well as the joists above it.
Issue is that the posts we put in on the first floor (removed a bearing wall and inserted girder) don’t fall over the beam in the basement (as all the geniouses thought it would.I discovered the issue after being on site 5 minutes)…..so it needs to be redrawn and submitted. My assignment was to bring in a drawing so our draftsman could do a drawing.
I did a cut away plain view showing the alignment of all the members. I think he looked at it for one second………lots going on in one picture. I was supposed to meet him and hold his hand through it. I think if he had spent five minutes thinking about it he might have gotten it.
But, I digress.
Throw some suggestions at me to help me learn how to do this type of thing better.
I took mechanical drawing in high school for a year or so. I can do drawings ok maybe on a board but they take for ever. I think I lack the ability to tranfer what I am looking at to paper. The perspective thing gets me all screwy if it is something not simple.
Edited 1/29/2008 6:25 pm ET by EricPaulson