TITLE

The Readability of CAD Drawings

AUTHOR(S)
Rocchetti, Michael J.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2005, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the readability of computer-aided-design (CAD) drawings created by engineers, architects and designers. Advantage of a CAD drawing; Effect of a CAD drawing printed in black and white on the readability of the drawing; Suggestions on fixing readability problems related to drawings; Overview of an engineering drawing.
ACCESSION #
17018988

 

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