Overview: Lettering must be neat and readable – Should use all capital letters Tools Traditional hand sketching Computer Aided Drawing (a large industry producing computer packages they may have heard of in AutoCad, ProEngineer, SolidWorks) Media (how we record) Paper – helpful to know about Standard Sizes (Table 1) and Title Blocks Alphabet of lines - examples of line types.
Tell the students that this guide to good lettering is on the website. Tell them that they should use all caps for notes on drawings and the letters should be ~1/8 inch or 3 mm high. The reason for using all caps is that someone could reduce the size of their original drawing on the copy machine. The capital letters can be reduce by 50% and still be readable. We expect good quality lettering and the lettering to be done in vertical gothic font.