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Paul Munford

Hi David,

Traditionally in architecture, most drawings are created looking at the building from the top - the plan is drawn in the X,Y plane and Z is 'up'.

In engineering, the principle view is the front of the part, the front view is drawn in the X,Y plane and the Z direction is 'out' of the paper.

This is particularly confusing if you use Inventor to create models of components that go inside buildings!

Great post,


David Lau

Thanks, I added Architect to my blog post and it totally makes sense.

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