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Steel detailers most common language mistakes.

Steel detailers most common language mistakes.

Steel detailers most common language mistakes.

Hello All,
Since a lot of steel detailers work from abroad (like me), I am wondering If there are any common spelling and language mistake that we make.
I usually ask fabricator about feedback, and the answear is similar to this "Your drawings are fine, thank you for your outstanding work". But maybe you guys colud make list of the most common language mistakes made by steel detailers? Thank you for your answers.

RE: Steel detailers most common language mistakes.

The most common one I see is the use of 'PL' (plate) instead of using 'BAR' for material that is BAR material. Generally the detailers are pretty good. For the last 3 years, I've been sealing connections for steel fabricators and there is a fairly wide range in the drawing content. One fabricator, who produces excellent drawings, still does them by hand... freehand, not drafting instruments... they are a real treat, and some of them are worth framing.

So strange to see the singularity approaching while the entire planet is rapidly turning into a hellscape. -John Coates


RE: Steel detailers most common language mistakes.

When I was working as a machine designer back in Saginaw, MI (in the 70's), one of the draftsmen on our team was an old German who had been trained before the war (he served in the Wehrmacht in WWII) as a metal worker making fine art objects like lamps and stained-glass items. While he used the normal drafting tools for complex assemblies and such, when it came to details, he did most of them freehand and they were almost works of art themselves. Now the chief draftsman always was complaining, but he was so efficient that most of the people he was assigned to do work for never complained because he was always done on time or even a bit early.

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RE: Steel detailers most common language mistakes.

That's exactly what these drawings are... it's so nice to see a picture, rather than an AutoCAD drawing... On circular sectons, even shading is added to show the curvature. It's a lost artform.

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