Re: labelling drawings

Subject: Re: labelling drawings
From: Max Wyss <prodok -at- PRODOK -dot- CH>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 14:22:27 +0200


according to my illustrator partners, having the callouts at the same angle
(30° for isometric drawings) looks very noble and elegant. However, if this
is not possible, you can have any angle. In any case, turn to a horizontal
or vertical line about 10 mm before the number.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering AG
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CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap


>Just had a discussion with a colleague who said that drawings look better
>if all the callouts are at the same angle. I'm trying to thing of drawings
>done by "professional" illustrators and can't remember if this is
>"standard". My own view is that it would look good on simple drawings but
>a bit of a nightmare to achieve on some drawings I've handled. Anybody
>got any opinions? We're about to update our guidelines and would
>appreciate any feedback.
>Damien Braniff
>Technical Author
>PAC International

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