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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-10 09:47 PM
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5. Old drafters never die, they just lose their perspective
I had to take a drafting class in college and got exposed to all that stuff but fortunately the type of drawing I'm required to do has never involved straight lines. Stuff like this:

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  -Old CAD Drafters: kentauros  Nov-19-10 09:22 PM   #0 
  - "Error: You can't recommend threads from this forum"  madinmaryland   Nov-19-10 09:26 PM   #1 
  - Thanks! AutoCAD here, too.  kentauros   Nov-19-10 09:35 PM   #2 
     - Arggghhh! I'm stuck with 2006. But then us telecom guys always  madinmaryland   Nov-19-10 09:46 PM   #4 
        - Worked for a surveyor that was like that.  kentauros   Nov-19-10 10:21 PM   #8 
  - I loved my drafting classes  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-19-10 09:42 PM   #3 
  - You could still learn it again.  kentauros   Nov-19-10 10:24 PM   #10 
     - now if only I can find some way to finance my education and pay my bills  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-21-10 09:20 AM   #34 
  - Old drafters never die, they just lose their perspective  pokerfan   Nov-19-10 09:47 PM   #5 
  - You see, that's an "engineer's sketch",  kentauros   Nov-19-10 10:13 PM   #7 
  - Nice law, Ohm!  madinmaryland   Nov-19-10 11:57 PM   #11 
     - We Sparkies are a very spiritual bunch  pokerfan   Nov-20-10 12:30 AM   #13 
  - dated an architecture student in college  Kali   Nov-19-10 09:59 PM   #6 
  - So you dated a dated architect and got dated yourself?  kentauros   Nov-19-10 10:22 PM   #9 
     - I think he is waiting to get stamped!  madinmaryland   Nov-20-10 09:45 AM   #15 
  - I still have eighty pounds of ducks  Brother Buzz   Nov-20-10 12:25 AM   #12 
  - They're basically just big dead weights, right?  kentauros   Nov-20-10 12:04 PM   #19 
     - Yes, five pound lead weights  Brother Buzz   Nov-20-10 01:41 PM   #21 
  - I still have a set of Dietzgen instruments in the basement - made in France,  old mark   Nov-20-10 05:27 AM   #14 
  - The set I inherited from my father was made by Charvos (#877)  kentauros   Nov-20-10 11:53 AM   #17 
     - I used to do mainly factory planning and design, made a living of sorts at it  old mark   Nov-20-10 02:40 PM   #26 
        - That's the biggest problem with a drafting career.  kentauros   Nov-20-10 02:51 PM   #28 
  - never drafted on a board. always AutoCAD.  KG   Nov-20-10 11:28 AM   #16 
  - AutoCAD excels in architectural formats.  kentauros   Nov-20-10 11:59 AM   #18 
  - I know some of this.  bluedigger   Nov-20-10 12:36 PM   #20 
  - Your younger colleagues probably haven't seen or used  kentauros   Nov-20-10 01:45 PM   #22 
     - I don't even know what "log-paper" is, but it sounds redundant.  bluedigger   Nov-20-10 01:53 PM   #23 
        - How would you have reacted to "semi-log" paper then?  kentauros   Nov-20-10 01:58 PM   #24 
           - I usually use client supplied maps in the field.  bluedigger   Nov-20-10 02:18 PM   #25 
              - I'd probably have looked at you funny if asked for a Philly rod, too  kentauros   Nov-20-10 02:46 PM   #27 
  - My Dad was a draftsman. I grew up with all of that in 'the side room'  DainBramaged   Nov-20-10 04:37 PM   #29 
  - Drafting tables are wonderful tools to have.  kentauros   Nov-20-10 10:55 PM   #31 
  - I rejoiced  NV Whino   Nov-20-10 07:41 PM   #30 
     - I understand the sentiment,  kentauros   Nov-20-10 10:57 PM   #32 
        - Graphic deign  NV Whino   Nov-21-10 09:15 AM   #33 

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