The assignment was to mock up 3 views of a household item of medium difficulty. I chose my trusty carrot/daikon/potato peeler from Japan.

enter img_1363 With a digital caliper I sketched out the dimensions of the exterior top view, side view and front view. fullsizerender-6 img_1386

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follow site It took some working to get the hang of Vectorworks. From several errors and the need to remeasure and redraw, I was able to get faster at sketching out the dimensions. I met with some trouble trying to measure the radius of the external ellipses so I drew the best conclusions from the visuals and tools at hand.

source url By the end I had a much better sense of the software and how to sketch out the dimensions as close to accurate as possible.

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