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Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:38:13 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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just a quick opinion poll, i have lettered my details right to left, meaning detail A would be in the upper right and B,C ,D and so on would be to the right of the detail before it.  we ahve done it this way for a long time at our firm.  now for some reason they are wanting to change it from left to right, A,B,C,d and so on. not that it is a hard fix since revit tracks and changes it everywhere. just looking for a reason it is done left to right or right ot left.  so i can have a reason to back me up when we discuss the issue.

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Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:40:48 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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mistyped it be, details to the left of each detail before it. for right to left.


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Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:46:28 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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My old firm used numbers similarly, my new firm numbers seem completly random.  In my opinion I think going right to left is a little more pleasing for the OCD in me because if you have just one detail (which I would put far right so they would not have to open the page all the way) I would want that to be "A" or "1" because to me if it was "D" or "4" that implies in a way that the other previous 3 are taken. 

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Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:57:23 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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my thinking aswell, the titleblock is to the right and your eyes are drawn to the right already beacuse of that, and you would then start right to left accross the page.

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Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:51:10 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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When we hand drafted, we started in the upper left.  That kept our sheet clean if we were right handed. 

 

Our office starts lower right to left, bottom to top for the reasons you guys have been saying.  But I am not sure that is a valid reason.  Our western convention is left to right, top to bottom and that has merit.  In addition, we want the reader to be responsible for the whole sheet.  If he sees something in the lower right and doesn't fully open the sheet, he could miss something.  However,  if there is nothing in the lower right, he will open the sheet.  Therefore, I personally think left to right/ top to bottom is really the best.


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Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:57:24 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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WWHUB, It made me smile thinking back about smudges. Not sure glad I don't have to do it Cryinghow many current students know what an electric eraser is?) or thinking back on the "good ole times"

Handdrafting - left top corner to right bottom.

CAD- right bottom corner to left clockwise filling the page from the right so the blank space is at the left side of the page for me.


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Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 11:28:10 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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You say "good ole times" like it was a long time ago...is this back in the day when you were doing calc on an abacus? LOL

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Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 2:43:23 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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i have three of those electric eraser thingy's. two elec and one battery, any takers i can hunt them down..lol they prob haven't seen daylight in 15 years.

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Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 5:07:37 PM | detail lettering or numbering

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Just to add a little to the conversation, when the sheets are together as a newpaper. The most important news would be in the upper right corner, because that is the way people begin to read. That is why we always numbered details, and for that matter all added elements from the upper right hand being first, then down the page then next column. This was also hand drafting with pencil. I was lucky being left handed.

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