Posted by Jersey Devil on December 21, 2001 at 13:28:40:
I think that drafting by hand is a valuable skill that teaches you to think as you draw. There have been so many times where the plotter broke or the computer went down and the only thing that saved me was the the mighty pen. Learning to draft by hand before diving into the comptuer teaches a level of discipline and calls for an attention to detail that will carry on to other aspects.
I love hand drawing... I prefer it over computer drawing. ACAD is so boring and you really shouldn't use the computer for designing, its hard to actually design. Plus, there's nothing more thrilling than pulling an all nighter, while doing hand drawings, and suddenly your scale for drawing the siteplan at 1:500 (metric) turns into a solid black bar. hehe....
SO yes, I love hand drawing. Only problem is its a little more time consuming to set up your paper, and tape it down, getting out your drafting tools, needing more space, etc. but it's well worth it. The finished project is more appreciated and makes you look and feel like an artist.
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