For this weeks assignment we were to draw the floor plan of our current residence in AutoCAD.
How quickly did you move through this project? Was it an appropriate respite for the course?
I moved through this project extremely quick. It only ended up taking me around 13 hours from start to finish to get the entire project completed. I think it was nice to have this after the last project because this was a little bit of a break in speed.
How comfortable would you feel doing a drawing of a wall section or similar line drawing (instruction to come in future classes) in the software?
I think I need to practice a little more on getting used to how the interface works when drafting and learning more of the hotkeys because I’m forgetting where things are and what they do and also how to use them efficiently.
What challenges did this project present?
This project was a little challenging because I didn’t understand exactly how to transfer over my drawings to plot them and keep all the line weights continuous. After this class is over and before the school year starts again I will look back and practice. Its nice to have that feature if you can use it confidently.
What outside resources did you explore beyond what was presented?
I explored a lot of different warehouses that were available for importing into AutoCAD to use in designs. It’s an interesting concept because if I couldn’t find a bed I liked from there that was from a specific retailer but I found one that was available from someone else I might be more likely to use the one that I had in my drawing compared to the originally considered supplier.