Every day, designers walk into their office with a blank piece of paper. They sit down and start sketching, and before they know it, the drawing looks like a rat’s nest of scratchings. But what if the process were different? What if you could start with a drawing that was already half-bent and halfway to completion? What if you could start with a draft design that was already balanced, proportionally correct, and ready to be filled out? What if you could start with a fine-tuned start, rather than a dung heap of pencil shavings? If you’re looking for expert help, RTF Drafting Solutions are known for their top quality work.
What if you could use drafting to save time and money? It is an interesting concept that design schools are beginning to explore. Here are five benefits of using drafting for building design.
1) Faster – You can quickly make changes without having to undo or redo anything else on your page. This is especially helpful when you’re redlining.
– Drafting-based design is perfect for the modern high-rise, multi-use design; you can do a rough sketch on the computer and make your edits right then and there as opposed to doing it later in sketchup or at scale – which takes up more time.
– Imagine everything being on one page of paper with all the relevant information. This allows for clear and quick communication between the designer and their clients.
2) Easier – You can see clearly what happens if you move that wall 2 inches to the left or add a window over here, because drafting shows space relative to other space.
– You can play around with major changes without having to redo other details. We’ve all been there, you’re about to move a wall 2 inches left and you realize that the bathroom down stairs will be obstructed. No more fussing with more than one visualization.
3) Clean – There’s no need for complicated formulas or calculations, because you can use your imagination and make it fit on paper.
– Your drawing won’t be too complex that no one can understand it, nor will it be too complex that you have a headache trying to figure out how much something costs in terms of wood, steel and labor rates.
4) Helps build confidence – Your perspective will become more calm and clear when you get into this habit of drafting.
– Having a clear, precise drawing that you can move around and make your own is the perfect way to build confidence and will make you a better designer.
5) Easy to redo – You can take your basic starting point and create several variations by moving things around from page to page until you find one that fits perfectly.
Some design schools are even offering drafting classes in an effort to get their students more prepared for the real world of design. I must admit, this idea intrigues me.
Drafting is a great way to model projects and get the job done efficiently. It allows you to make quick changes, give great detail and be more prepared before you take that next step into building design. It’s not just for architects anymore! So go ahead and give it a try!