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Crazy plotter and restaurant design

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tomorrow I'm presenting my kitchen and bathroom project that I have in AutoCAD. Since I'm presenting tomorrow, I figured that I should plot out my drawings. I thought that it would only take about 30 minutes. Boy, was I wrong!
I took me over an hour! First, the plotter wouldn't plot, then I realized that my text was too small and I had to re-plot at a larger scale (that happened numerous times), then was some reason when I tried to plot out my kitchen floor plan all my layers plotted even though they were TURNED OFF (for those of you that don't know: everything is drawn in layers in AutoCAD. They can be turned on and off. So if I want to plot my floor plan without my furniture on it, I just turn the furniture layer off). I tried turning layers off and on, but STILL the crazy plotter wanted to plot layers that were definately turned off. Eventually I just restarted the computer. And then the last drawing I tried to plot, just wouldn't finish plotting. I printed about half of my drawing and then stopped. That's when I just gave up.

Then I went back to the interior design building and tried to work on my restaurant design. I've really been having a hard time with this project. I just stare at the exterior walls of my restaurant, trying, trying to come up with ideas.

It's not going well. But the project is due in two weeks, and I knew that I needed to just do something when my teacher asked me, "How are you going to get everything done?" That's when I forced myself to get to work and just started putting walls up wherever. I think it looks pretty awful, but it has to get finished. I'm excited about the color scheme though: I want lime green, purple, stainless steel and dark woods.

Speaking of that restaurant, I'm over at the interior design building because I was trying to work on that project. I thought that getting away from the distractions of my room would help, but I had to bring my computer with me, which is definately a distraction!

I have a lot of things left to do:
add bar/lounge area to my floor plan
electrical/lighting plan
2 elevations
2 perspectives
finalizing my materials
making my materials boards
picking out my furniture
creating my notebook

I definately need to get back to work!

2 Responses to “Crazy plotter and restaurant design”

  1. Whew! Your list makes me tired! I bet you will be so glad to have all that behind you. I hope you'll have a relaxing summer to recover!


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