Message - Re: "Have colleges expected more from there students productivity, as we have in the industry?"

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Posted by  Peter on October 25, 2002 at 18:51:32:

In Reply to:  Re: "Have colleges expected more from there students productivity, as we have in the industry?" posted by steve on October 25, 2002 at 12:13:02:

"And it seems, though I can't prove it, that young people coming out of school are a lot more casual about representation
than they used to be....I suspect because the CAD drawing looks so crisp and convincing."

This sounds contradictory. but mostly I agree with your points. Use PowerCADD draw drawings not CADs. Squiggle the lines. Port to Photoshop. Don't leave the lessons of hand drawings--don't draw useless information.

If the drawings were convincing there would not be a problem. They are flat and unreal instead. Drawings (as originally done by hand) looked that way not because of shortcomings, but because that is how people see and draw. Computers can help you reach the same goals but you have to know where you're going. This is an old line I guess: the neatness of CAD drawings belies the experience, when such hand drawing skill took years to develop. Nevertheless if you look beyond the straight CAD lines you still see the skill level in the drafter.

On the other hand hard line CAD drawings can be daunting in the design process. They look crisp and finished when the thought is still in a "sketchy" phase.

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