To create a drawing, you no longer have to spend hours at a drafting table with your drawing pencils, triangles, scales, French curves, compasses, dividers, and erasers. Although those tools have gone by the wayside, the techniques that guided manual drawings should not.
Regardless of your engineering discipline – mechanical, architectural, welding, molding, casting, structural, civil – drawings have a common purpose: to convey information on how a part, structure or assembly is to be produced. In order to enable production, you must have clear, precise drawings that are easy to interpret. In layman’s terms, drafting standards still matter.