Drafting, also known as technical drawing, is the creation of accurate representations of objects, systems, or building structures for technical, architectural, or engineering purposes. Someone who is skilled in drafting is called a drafter, draftsman or draftsperson. The Encorus drafting department provided some information about what drafting is and why it is important.
In drafting, objects are drawn to scale, and usually comprised of multiple views of the object or structure. They can be very detailed, and are often used for the construction or assembly of an object. For drafting systems, different types of lines represent a specific discipline, such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and structural. Though the lines are shown on architectural plans, they do not accurately represent the final product, but more as a guide for the contractor to utilize.
One might ask “why is this important, can’t I just tell a contractor what to do?” Without drafting, there would be no way to convey the same message to multiple bidders for a project, or accurately maintain a set budget. Drafting helps keep everything organized and keeps projects on schedule. Encorus Group has multiple experienced drafters on staff. If you require drafting services, please contact Drafting Lead Doug Acquard at [email protected] or (716) 592-3980 ext. 136.