• Question: how can I improve my engineering drawings

    Asked by 858mete27 to Andrew, Eleanor, Emma, Withdrawn on 16 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Andrew Pidgeon

      Andrew Pidgeon answered on 16 Mar 2016:

      Look at what perspective, orthographic and perspective drawings are.

      Sometimes it is better to use ‘faint’ construction lines that keeps things proportionate. Have a look online at some exercises for the above that will guide and help you!

      also shading with a pencil by building up layers can make your drawings have more depth!

    • Photo: Eleanor Sherwen

      Eleanor Sherwen answered on 16 Mar 2016:

      – Practising a lot. If you keep doing them you will get really, really good. Try just picking something up at random and seeing if you can draw it.
      – Ask someone else to check your drawing before you finish it, and never feel bad if they find errors. Even very experienced engineers cross-check: at Brompton my boss or my team-mates check mine and I check theirs, because you never see all of your own mistakes, that’s just being human.
      – If engineering drawing is killing your brain, take a break and sketch something else for 5 mins. Sometimes I just sketch stuff on my desk like an apple and then get back into it.