Draw an Urban Site Section

Screenshot Final drawing.png
This exercise will practice the techniques required to create large sections over site models that encapsulate building and topographic information to linework. Additional, students should practice proper clean up techniques and refine the drawing in Illustrator by adding fills, backdrops and scale figures.
Assessment objectives
  • Ability to manipulate large 3d models for purposes of creating drawings
  • Understanding of scale and export commands
  • Proper judgement to cleanup messy CAD files to produce high quality drawings
Exercise Type Problem Set
Evaluation Criteria
High Pass
Final section drawing is clean, precise, and at the right scale. Additional elements such as site backdrop, fills and scaled figures have been added.
Final section drawing is clean, precise, and at the right scale. Drawing includes section poche.
Low Pass
Final section drawing has a few mistakes in scale and precision. Lack of lineweights or poche.
Drawing is incomplete.
Uses Tool(s) Tool:Rhino v4.x , Tool:Illustrator CS5
Uses Workflow(s) Workflow:671445

Students should use the following digital model to create an example site section drawing at 1' = 1/100". Drawing much include a poched ground to emphasize section cut.

Additional elements maybe include section backdrop (image or gradient) and scale figures to the drawing.


Potrero Hill Site Model