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Pen Sets, Part Three

If you haven’t read Parts One or Two, you might want to start here. At SALA Architects, I use 6 pen sets on a standard project. In this post I’m going to discuss the basics of two: one pen set, for structural drawings: HALF TONE (STRUCTURAL) one pen set, for …

Pen Sets, Part Two

If you haven’t read Part One, you might want to start here. At SALA Architects, I use 6 pen sets on a standard project. In this post I’m going to discuss the basics of two: one pen set, with colors: STANDARD (COLOR) one pen set, with colors but some different …

Pen Sets, Part One

History lesson. My two favorite changes between version 9 and version 10 where the merging of Plotmaker into ArchiCAD and the arrival of multiple pen sets. There is a lot of power and utility with multiple pen sets. At SALA Architects, I use 6 pen sets on a standard project. …

Shop Drawings, an intermediate solution

Many years ago when I was an intern at Gensler in Houston, one of my jobs was transferring redlines on shop drawings. The lead architect marked up the original and then I made 5 copies by hand. Some shop drawings came across my desk today and I had a thought. …