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Establishing Professional Practice

By: Sara Burns Level 4 Interior Design


Establishing Professional Practice 2017 Sara Burns

Saving Work • •

Save work in F:\ drive Don’t save your work on the C:\ or on desktop – it will get deleted

Saving work in folders (Housekeeping)

Snipping tool • •

Use button “Prnt Scrn” and paste into word document Or use snipping tool then paste into word document


Shortcuts Super-efficient shortcuts: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

CTRL C: copy CTRL V: paste CTRL Z: undo CTRL Y: redo CTRL S: save CTRL X: cut CTRL A: select all CTRL mouse roller: zooms in and out CTRL B: bold CTRL U: underline CTRL I: italics F12: super save as shortcut CTRL F4: close window ALT TAB: selects window ALT TAB into other window and PRNT SCRN then ALT TAB into other window and paste

Photoshop shortcuts: •

CTRL T: transform tool (adjusts shape)

Callouts Callouts are used to annotate copied images/screenshots/snips etc


IDLE Timer • • •

Stops machine from logging out CTRL ALT DELETE – task manager – processes – IDLE timer – end process Windows D: minimises window

How to access • • •

Go to arts and media site from blackboard Go to Never had an account

Connect2 • • Gives access to borrowed equipment


Introduction to Issuu • • • Use account : Go to interior architecture and look at different portfolios – can be used for inspiration

Examples of portfolios:


How to upload files onto Issuu •

Front cover – JPEG – Notes – PDF

How to use Photoshop • • • • • • • •

Open up “print” – high resolution document – 300 ppi (pixels per inch) Screen resolution – 72 dpi/ppi Super photo quality – 1200 ppi Photo quality – 600 ppi Magazine quality – 300 ppi Newsprint – 150 ppi Screen – 72 ppi Always aim to find high resolution images to use

Finding high resolution images on Google: • • •

Go to google images Choose “tools” “Larger than 4MP”


Paper sizes • • • • •

A4 – 297 x 210 mm A3 – 297 x 420 mm A2 – 420 x 594 mm A1 – 594 x 841 mm

7 About: • Shows different websites about architecture and design • Allows you to take inspiration from 700+ websites Inspiration:


How to create my own website • • • • • • • • • •

Register through Twitter/Facebook Username: sarakrburns Password: Sarakeith123 Create “other” website Choose a template Go to “blank templates” Choose minimal layout – can change later


EPP WEEK 4 – AutoCAD Software • AutoCAD – vector • AutoCAD 2018 English • ACADISO.dwt - Software helps with drawing plans. Starting point ----! dimensions Shortcuts: • Middle mouse button (MMB) • ESC button – cancel • Command bar – very important bar, tells you everything you’re doing, how many objects you’re selecting etc. (like a help tool, use it whenever you’re stuck/confused) • Press down – pan • Scrolling – zoom in/out How to draw on AutoCAD: - Linetool – point and click, command bar will ask you to specify next point and the dimensions


× 100 unit box • Linetool 10

• Type 100 in box to get accurate measurement • Selection marquee: make sure no tools are used, click top left and drag over shape for precision and elevation • Always go from left to right! How to download AutoCAD: • Go to autodesk website • Say you’re a student • Receive software for free Additional tips learnt throughout the lesson: • Ortho (F8) locks horizontals and verticals • Object snap tool (osnap) puts lines where you want them – F3 to turn on • Ctrl, right click, osnap settings, select all, take off nearest, press ok


Floor plan:


AutoCAD practice – week 5




AutoCAD week 6 Shortcuts F – Fillet - connects two points for you, joins angles and lines but cannot join if they are past a point of becoming a radius (loses capability) Space bar repeats last order


Experimenting with window panels:


AutoCAD week 7 Layering with AutoCAD: • Layering • How to print • Layout space

• Home -! layers • Colour options • Materials • Line type • Lock • Turn on/off – light bulb • The use of different colours show which layers are which, making it more convenient and visually pleasing My house:


AutoCAD week 8 How to use offset tool: • • • •

Shortcut – O Press enter Specify offset distance Click line and copy + paste where you want each line to be

Mirror tool – “mi” and drag mirrored lines where you want


How to change circles to diameters: • Click and open circle • Press ‘down’ button and select diameter • Type in measurement and press enter Blocks on AutoCAD: • Group of objects • Making a change to an object will then change all objects as they are a group • Type ‘Wblock’ for menu • Add starting/basis point, select block, click ‘convert to block’, save for reusable purposes • ^ Useful for furniture making • F12 – dynamic input on/off Different tools and their purposes: • Array tool – Makes copies of images, Rectangle, line (straight/curved) • Spline tool – creates curvy line • Add dimensions – lock viewport, click ‘annotate’ and then click the dimension tool • To lock a viewport, right click on box and click ‘display lock’ then select ‘yes’


Isometric drawings • • • • • • •

Rotate 30 degrees from the normal Consider measurements Snap tool – turn on isometric snap tool Isometric snap tool changes your drawing angle F5 – change angle F8 – orthographic, straight line EL (ellipse)


3D Geometry


Sketchup How to create stairs: • • • • • •

Rectangle – 1200 x 260 Use push/pull tool Right click and select ‘component’ Move twice Bottom left, move, ctrl Multi copy --! x 10 enter

For the stairs handles: • • • •

Double click to edit Push/pull the sides Elevate by 900m Use scale tool and then flip


How to create spiral stairs: Make a polygon – 16 sides Make the radius 1200 Use halfway line, create segment From the centre point, rotate and ctrl centre to bottom left, then click x 15 • Push/pull tool by 160 • Copy x 15 times • Ctrl – multi select • • • •


X Factor activity: Make sure image is a JPEG Import file – studio plan Give it 2 points – base point Scaling; tape measure tool, find 0, zoom out, pan across, zoom to 100 mark, type 100000 and press enter • Turn offset on • Push/pull to elevate walls • • • •

Projecting textures: line image up with flat face curved – import as texture, scale to fit, right click, projected eye drop from materials then paste onto curved face


Intersecting shapes and objects on Sketchup



Sandbox tool How to create grid: • Select grid tool and drag across page to desired grid scale How to insert image onto grid: • • • • •

Import JPEG file Scale Explode Move from the centre axis onto grid Make component


Use grid elevation tool to create bumps in the grid, which will replicate your desired texture Examples:


Summative skills audit This module introduced the two vital software’s for interior design: AutoCAD and Sketchup. Since I’m quite new to online software it was a bit difficult for me to learn the dynamics of both AutoCAD and Sketchup but overtime I have developed a decent understanding in the basics and the shortcuts. I prefer Sketchup and often seem to struggle with AutoCAD as it is more advanced software, but I will aim to improve on the two in order to become comfortable using the software’s over the next few years.


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Sara Burns Establishing Professional Practice Level 4 Interior Design