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Susan V Plaisted, Architect

Learn skills useful in the practice of architecture. Start at the beginning of manual drafting, and other fundamental activities leading to architectural work. View these short videos on How To: “Start Manual Drafting – Where Do I Begin?”


Using basic drawing tools



Drawing simple curves




Erasing lines



Drawing angles




Using a scale ruler




Useful templates



Shop Drawing Review

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Drawing guidelines for lettering


Architectural Drafting Scale Selection