A step-by-step guide
to create a set of plans
by David Walker
of the basics
Based on feedback from my previous article in the August 2011 issue of MA, the most requested information was where to start. This is often the hardest part of any new
project or learning experience.
Because of the somewhat complex nature of computer-aided
design (CAD), initially this can be a tough question to answer.
After some of the basics are explained, it becomes much less
There are basically two types of CAD: 2-D drawing and
3-D modeling. The majority of the feedback I received was
regarding 2-D drawing and how to create a set of plans from
which to build, so I will focus on that.
I want to take you through drawing a few simple objects
to use in future drawings, and then finally take a three-view,
and make a set of plans from which you can build a model.
The actual step-by-step demonstration is available on the MA
website in video format at www.ModelAviation.com/2DCAD.
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