This is a mgaical repository for useful and non useful words in the CADnoob lexicon
AEC: n architecture, engineering and construction
API: n application programming interface
AUGI: Autodesk User Group International
Brownfield work: n - Work thats being done where there is prexisting elements. Basicaly somehting like an add on opposed to starting with a 100% fresh design
BIM - Building Information Modeling
CSWP - Certified Solid Works Professional CSWP
Descriptive Geometry - the image-creating technique of imaginary, parallel projectors emanating from an imaginary object and intersecting an imaginary plane of projection at right angles. The cumulative points of intersections create the desired image - wiki
Gaspard Monge - father of descriptive geometry
Gnomon: n - In CAD its frequently centerd at the origin (0,0,0) and indicates the directions of X, Y, Z. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomon)
Greenfield work: n - Work that is being done with no prior work haveing been done. Clean slate. No existing buildings or strcutres etc.
P&ID: n Piping and Instrumentation Diagram
Projection - is a 2D image of a 3D object at a given perspective. Some common prections are orthographic, isometric, oblique and perspective proijections.
Stereotomy - The study and practice of cutting solids into designed shapes usualy latter to be assembeled into a more meaningful structure.
True Shape - True shape is straight forward once its explained. True shape is a the shape of an object when it is perpendicular to the viewing plane. Another way to think about this is is you take a circle and then rotate it on its side it will start to look like an oval or elipse. The true shape is a circle.
Not so Useful
Book-a-tha-thaurus: noun - You are looking at it.
Bumblefuct: verb - 1. In complete awe of the level of ineptitude or lack of competence. 2. A sense of paralysis induced by exposure to stupidity of a scale with which one has never experienced coupled with a concurrent fear that this event may have damaged the metaphysical universe.
Premature Clickulator: noun - A person who clicks the mouse button manicaly with no actual useful command coming from the action.