The competition was to come up with a proposal for a section of temporary site hoarding. I decided to draw an abstract timeline highlighting events, people and buildings of the South Bank. I didn’t spend as much time on my entry as I should have, and not surprisingly I didn’t win..
After seeing the image for the Four Vision’s for the Future of Housing by the Royal Academy, I was inspired to create a similar drawing for my own project.
Can a drawing be a brief?
I took a quick look around the CASS yesterday afternoon. The work on show was substantial and of a very high quality. The amount of hours of work that had been put into the year by the students was obvious. It was actually the first time that I had visited their end of year show, but after seeing the amazing work on display I will be sure to return.
Did you visit the show? If so, what did you think? Leave a comment below.
If you enjoyed this post then make sure to check out the other exhibitions I’ve visited:
Changing the scale of drawing can often be problematic, but using a simple chart like the one above, it is quite simple. If you are using software that scales using a factor of 1.0 as 100%, then simply adjust the figures above accordingly so for example, 10% is 0.1 and 200% is 2.0. Getting to grips with scales and moving between them takes a bit of practice, and I’ve found that when getting confused about the adjustment needed, writing down some basic calculations and figures often helps a great deal.
Sometimes it can be very useful to have some additional data inside an AutoCAD drawing, so how do I insert an Excel spreadsheet into AutoCAD? It is pretty straightforward to set up and if done correctly, data that is inserted will automatically update when the original spreadsheet is updated within Excel.
Firstly, open the desired spreadsheet then select the data you want and copy it to clipboard.
In AutoCAD go to Edit > Paste Special
In the dialog box, select Paste Link, then as Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet. If the radio bottom is grayed out and un-selectable, as below, then the data currently on the clipboard is unsuitable.
Then click OK. The formatting of the original data should remain, and the data inserted will update inline with any updates made to the external Excel spreadsheet. This means that you won’t need to worry about updating two sets of documents if changes need to be made.
If you found this useful, why not check out some of my other AutoCAD posts?
– How do I add a .CTB file to AutoCAD?
– Free software for students
– How to keep your XREF layers frozen