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A broad selection of architectural drafting tools from top-rated brands.

Engineer Supply has a large selection of drafting tools from some of the best brands on the market. We have everything from erase cleaning pads and lettering guides to drafting erasing shields and drafting brushes. If you’re looking for a place where you can get all the tools you need for drafting, be sure to look at what we have in stock.

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HOW TO USE DRAFTING AND DRAWING TOOLS


There are many types of drafting and drawing tools. The compass can be used to draw circles and arcs, while a straightedge can be used to draw consistently straight lines. Architects and engineers use a scale to draw something very large or very small, and an eraser is one of the most important tools for drafting. To make a model, you’ll need something to cut, cut on, and cut with. French curves are templates that are made of scroll-shaped cutouts and curved edges, while lettering guides can be used to keep your lettering a consistent size. There are several types of paper that can be used for drafting, and there are a lot of options when it comes to writing tools.


MODEL-MAKING TOOLS FOR DRAFTING


A good model can bring a design to life, which can leave a lot of the guesswork out of a project. The invention of 3D printing has allowed for the creation of detailed models through the use of computers and the right equipment, but there’s something satisfying about making a model by hand. You’ll need something to cut, cut on, and cut with. You’ll also need a work surface, some materials, and a blade. Many people make the mistake of cutting directly on the table’s surface. You should use a cutting mat instead, because it's made for model-making. Cutting mats can come in a variety of sizes, and they an be easily replaced. You need a heavy-duty blade to make deep cuts, while a smaller blade is necessary for making more precise cuts.


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THE PERFECT DRAFTING TOOLS FOR THE WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Engineer Supply has the perfect architectural drafting tools for the working professional, because they’re made of the finest quality. so whether you need a drafting brush or some other tool, you can find it at our store. We have everything you need to keep your business and your productivity at the highest level, which is why we should be your choice for buying quality architectural supplies online. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.


DURABLE CONSTRUCTION THAT’S BUILT FOR LONG-TERM USE

If you’re a professional drafter, you need to have the right tools. Not only do you want them to give you what you need quickly, but you also want them to last for the long haul. That’s why Engineer Supply provides drafting tools that are built with durability in mind. We only work with top-rated brands, which we can offer to you at an affordable price. Be sure to browse through our broad selection of tools, so you can find a product that’s right for you.



Frequently Asked Questions

What types of tools are used for drafting?

Here are some of the basic architectural drafting tools:
  • Drafting Curves— Also known as French Curves, they can be used to draw flowing curves.
  • Protractors— Common tools that are made of clear plastic, which can come in either 180-degree or 360-degree models so they can measure angles.
  • Drafting Compasses— Can be used to draw circles or arcs, which can be done with movable stems that are connected by a hinge.
  • Rulers— Straight-edged tools that can be used to measure up to a yard or a meter (depending on the units of measure).
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How do I keep my drafting tools maintained?

When you need to transport your architectural drawing tool, you should put it in a case. And you should clean your pencils after you have sharpened them. Pass over the lead with a drafting brush to remove the color residue. You always want to sharpen your pencils by hand, which you can do with a utility knife. This will give you better control of the form, length, and support of the lead. Erasers should also be cleaned by rubbing them with a cotton cloth and by washing them with soapy water.

What's the best way to store my drafting tools?

You should store your drafting and drawing tools in cases, especially if you need to transport them. Charcoal can drop its pigments on your paper and on the table, which is also true for pencils. Do the best you can to keep your workspace clean, and you should always have a clean rag or absorbent paper to wipe your hands.

Who makes the best drafting tools?

There are several brands of quality architectural drafting tools, which you can find at Engineer Supply. We pride ourselves in providing the best tools to our customers, which is why you should use us as your choice for purchasing architectural and engineering supplies. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.

Where can I buy drafting tools and supplies?

If you’re looking for one of the best places to purchase tools that can be used for drawing and drafting, Engineer Supply has everything you need. We have a broad selection of architectural supplies from some of the best manufacturers in the industry. So if you’re ready to purchase a drafting brush or some other drafting tool, be sure to look at what we have in stock.
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