Today in class we started learning about the tools that architects use to create scale drawings. The process of creating a scale drawing is commonly called either architectural drafting or technical drafting. We will be using these tools nearly every day, so please make sure you are familiar with their names, what they look like, and what they are used for.
Attached below is the PowerPoint presentation that was shown in class. Please copy any notes that you did not finish into your notebook. We will be checking your notebook tomorrow to make sure you have all of the information from the slideshow that we told you in class was important to write down. If you were absent or did not listen in class, you will need to copy all of the information from the presentation.
Finish answering the questions on the last two slides–
- What is a T-Square first used for?
- What are two other uses for the T-Square?
- When is it better to use a protractor instead of a compass?
- What drafting tools can we use to create perfect circles?
- With what tool do we measure angles and what units are they measured in?
- What is the difference between a ruler and a architectural scale?