Technical drawing

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1521 Italian translation of De Architectura Libri Decem (The Ten Books on Architecture) by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio.

Technical drawing, also known as drafting or draughting, is the act and discipline of composing plans that visually communicate how something functions or is to be constructed.


Early civilisation[edit]

Middle Ages[edit]


15th century
16th century

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21th century[edit]

Types of technical drawings[edit]

Technical drawing by field[edit]

Technical drawing by theme[edit]

Technical drawing discipline[edit]

15th-18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

20th century, first part[edit]

20th century, second part[edit]

21th century[edit]

See also[edit]