Directions: Create an AutoCAD Vocabulary map, using the guidelines set on the board.  Save file as, “Drafting_III_Digital_Vocab” Create a new layout for each word.



  1. To internalize meaning. (verb that means to incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal.)
  2. Be able to recognize & use in real-world applications. (know what it looks like and where to find it)



Vocabulary words & definitions to use:

  1. Juxtaposition: the state or position of being placed close together or side-by-side, so as to permit comparison or contrast. interesting thoughts…
  2. Hierarchy: a system of elements ranked, classified and organized one above another, according to significance or importance.
  3. Homogeneous: uniform in structure throughout or composed of parts that are all of the same nature or kind
  4. Symmetry: balanced proportions; correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or median plane or about a center or axis
  5. Curvilinear: consisting of or bounded by curved lines: represented by a curved line
  6. Biomimicry: is the examination of nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements to emulate or take inspiration from in order to solve human problems
  7. Texture: the characteristic structure given to a surface or substance by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of the parts
  8. Tectonics: the science or art of shaping, ornamenting, or assembling materials in construction
  9. Clarity: the state or quality of being clear
  10. Fenestration: the design, proportioning, and disposition (arrangement) of openings in a building
  11. Parti: the basic scheme or concept for an architectural design, represented by a diagram
  12. Articulation: a method or manner of jointing that makes the united parts clear, distinct, and precise in relation to each other
  13. Massing: a unified composition of two-dimensional  shapes or three-dimensional volumes, especially one that has weight, density, and bulk
  14. Diagram: a drawing, not necessarily representational, that outlines, explains, or clarifies the arrangement and relations of the parts of a whole
  15. Form: the shape and structure of something as distinguished from it’s substance or material
  16. Truncated: having the apex, vertex, or end cut off by a plane; or stopping short from a completed expression
  17. Procession: moving along in an orderly often ceremonial way
  18. Shell: the exterior framework of a mass or form.  (what do you think about these shells?)
  19. Piloti: any of a series of  columns supporting a building above an open ground level
  20. Merge: to combine, blend, or unite gradually by stages so as to blur identity or distinctions
  21. Folly: a whimsical or extravagant structure built to serve as a conversation piece or to lend interest to a view
  22. Composition: the arranging of parts into proper proportion or relation so as to form a unified whole
  23. Uniformity: the state or quality of being identical, homogeneous, or regular
  24. Balance: the pleasing or harmonious arrangement or proportion of parts or elements in a design or composition.