Now that I’ve reviewed my midterm it seems really ridiculous that I had my project on two different files, I have definitely learned and moved on from that. My midterm shows that I still struggled with lineweight a lot and that my dimensioning needed practice. I didn’t dimension what was important because I wasn’t sure of what to dimension. The information I showed wasn’t important at all. The lineweight and linetype were also inadequate, I’ve made some progress I believe since then but it still is a little bit of a struggle. My geometry was off also, mostly in the areas of the seating because I didn’t pay enough attention to it as I should have. When plating I was missing borders, the title block was off and the font for the dimensions wasn’t consistent, I have been working on improving in all of those listed areas and it hopefully has made some progress.



I struggled with assignment 9, this one turned out really bad. When using the X-REF on the assignment the image would erase the work I had done whenever I changed the opacity. Also for a majority of the time I spent on the assignment my midterm project was not able to be found as an X-REF. In the beginning when all the X-REFs worked my midterm project fit almost perfectly when it was scaled properly, it was some 64ths of an inch off, which I was pretty proud of but then it stopped working for me. I ended up becoming very frustrated and disappointed in the final product.



For assignment 8 the drawing printed out in weird colors, I still have an issue with that happening.The original layer of the platforms appeared as work/ construction lines and is a continuous stripe through the border of the platforms. Lineweight and layers seemed to have improved slightly, and my geometry was looking better. When plating the platform construction drawings they weren’t aligned correctly and some of the dimensions were not clear.



Using X-REF in assignment 7 was kind of cool, I really liked tracing the New York skyline for homework. I was a simple file that could be imported into a drawing and I found it to be a good assignment. I don’t remember any feedback about it, but who could mess up tracing. It was a good homework assignment for after the midterm.



Assignment 6 was a struggle for me, I should have asked how a screw is typically drawn in AutoCAD before doing the assignment.I spent so much time trying to figure out how to do something much more advanced than what I was supposed to be doing. It was cool to figure out how to draw a helix but it put a restraint on continuing the rest of my project. With trying something new and not knowing where to go from there can be so frustrating. The other blocks were so much simpler to make.



For assignment 5 I struggled mostly with how the dimensions should have been displayed and line weight. Some had overlapped or intersected and made the drawing messy and unclear. Laying out dimensions has gotten easier to apply to a drawing since the assignment, and with the practice of applying it to more complex drawings. I also may have messed up on some of the geometry, it’s still a work in progress. At that point in time I was able to grasp the concept of pictorial views, I just needed some practice with dimensioning and lineweight.



On assignment four plating still seemed to be a problem and the auxiliary views were unclear. In the layout not all the views were in the right orientation and some had overlapped. The auxiliary views weren’t supposed to be visible with the ground plan and the dimensions were missing. I’ve worked on orientation and displays in viewports, there has been some progress with the practice of each assignment.


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Assignment 3 was a simpler compared to assignment two, there was less sections to consider and projections had become easier. I still struggled with lineweight and linetype, placement of dimensions wasn’t done well either and wasn’t very clear. Plating the drawing is where most of the problems seemed to be held, the viewport frames were visible and unaligned, the drawings in two of the views were in the wrong scale and I was missing some labels in the drawings. To add onto that the title block was not done right. With practice in each of the assignments plating has become easier and almost natural to do. Scaling the drawings in viewports has become so much easier as well as creating a uniform title block. Placing dimensions has taken a little bit of practice but grows easier as time went and goes on. Linetype wand weight are still a bit of a struggle, but as mentioned in assignment twos evaluation the potential for getting better is possible.


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Drafting during the first assignment now seems very simple and an ok start, it was much easier to use layers and easy to understand using them. At the time creating orthographic views was a tad difficult, it took time for me to be able to visualize projections of a shape in different views. With time and practice of different techniques like using a miter line and construction lines it became easier.


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The concept of lineweight is easy to understand but I struggled putting it into action, I still do. There’s a possible sign of progression with the lineweight since the second assignment was given, but it has been extremely slow progress and it has taken a lot of practice. The second assignment also showed a problem with my geometry. I was bad at it in high school and it continues so it isn’t a surprise, but there is a little bit of growth from the beginning of the semester to this point and even more since high school. The mistakes found from the dimensions that point out problems with the geometry have drawn my attention to checking more thoroughly into making sure the drawing is right. In assignment two we also reviewed hidden lines and in the assignment I was missing some, at this point or even right after when I reviewed it the missing ones were obvious and should have been common sense for completing the drawing.