Tangaroa College Bespoke Shelving Project

14 lessons

Technical Drawings

It's time to take your idea into CAD and produce technical drawings. These are the drawings you would pass to a manufacturer who would then fabricate/ construct your design idea. In the next project you will be using these drawings to construct a prototype of your bespoke storage solution. It's important to make them as detailed as possible and 100% accurate!

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Equipment and tools

  • CAD software
  • Laptop/computer 
  • Internet access for tutorials

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CAD stands for ‘computer-assisted design’. This software helps you turn working drawings into technical drawings. When redrawing your final bespoke storage design with CAD you will need to be accurate and detailed. If you were to send this to the manufacturer they need to be able to understand and produce it exactly as you intended.  

Instructions

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    CAD-ify 

    Use CAD to redraw all elements of your design. These drawings are ALSO for your external so they must be accurate and detailed. 

    There must be so much detail that you could send the drawings to a manufacturer and they could produce it exactly to specification.

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    Cheeky render

    While you're here ... you might want to produce some renders of your final design idea. This is really helpful when you want to visualise a conceptual design. Plus, you've already done the work!

    Check out Hollie's examples in the slideshow.

    Cheeky render

    Hollie's final idea rendered

Hollie's technical drawings

  1. Hollie's technical drawings
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