See the top rated post in this thread. Click here

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 60

Thread: Humor with CAD Drawings?

  1. #31
    Member
    Join Date
    2005-08
    Posts
    5
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMccomb
    Has any body ever thrown in anything funny into their drawings?
    One of my last projects had a great site plan including roads. I snuck in the dukes of hazard car being chased by a cop down one of the highways.

    I also hid my name in the grill of the car. Pretty fun to do.
    I used to put smley faces inside the gas burners on the stoves in the kitchen plans for Nordstrom stores. It made them look like smiling daisies.

    Another time I drew a shark in a grease vault interceptor, and just before I could finish plotting it and delete the critter, someone else in the office emailed the file to the architect. We called the architect and told them the file was corrupted and told them to delete it and we sent it again.

    But the worst was when I was typing too fast (in R12, before ACAD had spell check) and tried to type "FIRE SHUTTER" (an older term for fire damper). Suffice it to say the "U" key is next to the "I" key, and yes it went out the door for bid that way, undetected. Several contractors submitted RFI's with their bid, wanting to know where they could acquire such an item. I didn't lose my job, because I was brand new and clearly it was an accident. But I was the laughnig stock of the office and several other firms involved in the project. I heard numerous copies were made of that plan.

  2. #32
    Active Member
    Join Date
    2004-12
    Posts
    59
    Login to Give a bone
    1

    Smile Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    Quote Originally Posted by rhall.72202
    I am having a hard time believing this one........gee, I wonder why? ROTFL
    I don't have any supporting evidence for the curved slot story as much time has passed.

    I can at least attach a photo of the Octopus test set to confirm this story.

    Aled Taylor
    Design Enginner
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #33
    Retired Forum Staff Chris.N's Avatar
    Join Date
    2001-12
    Location
    Rochester, MN
    Posts
    2,561
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    Don't you hate when your plan's stare back at you? (this was unintentional...)
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Sometimes, i get lost in my own thoughts and need to ask directions to find my way back.
    S&D DB Sharing Forum

  4. #34
    Certifiable AUGI Addict robert.1.hall72202's Avatar
    Join Date
    2004-07
    Location
    Detroit Michigan
    Posts
    2,508
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    Quote Originally Posted by wspier
    But the worst was when I was typing too fast (in R12, before ACAD had spell check) and tried to type "FIRE SHUTTER" (an older term for fire damper). Suffice it to say the "U" key is next to the "I" key, and yes it went out the door for bid that way, undetected. Several contractors submitted RFI's with their bid, wanting to know where they could acquire such an item. I didn't lose my job, because I was brand new and clearly it was an accident. But I was the laughnig stock of the office and several other firms involved in the project. I heard numerous copies were made of that plan.

    That is my laugh for the day!! You should take all the credit for that one. No need to appologize and/or fix it. We all need a laugh sometimes!

  5. #35
    Woo! Hoo! my 1st post
    Join Date
    2005-12
    Posts
    1
    Login to Give a bone
    1

    Default Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    Back in the late 80's, one of my fellow AutoCAD designers would type 'Ollie' as an attribute on all the north arrows he was submitting to the department of transportation. As in 'Ollie North' arrows. The DOT reviewers got a kick out of it, but asked us kindly to stop...

    We also had to label all proposed right-of -ways 'Dedicated to Public Use'. Of course we always typed 'pubic'. Childish, but funny to read the review comments...

  6. #36
    AUGI Addict Maverick91's Avatar
    Join Date
    2000-12
    Location
    Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,324
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    Quote Originally Posted by arteng
    Back in the late 80's, one of my fellow AutoCAD designers would type 'Ollie' as an attribute on all the north arrows he was submitting to the department of transportation. As in 'Ollie North' arrows. The DOT reviewers got a kick out of it, but asked us kindly to stop...

    We also had to label all proposed right-of -ways 'Dedicated to Public Use'. Of course we always typed 'pubic'. Childish, but funny to read the review comments...
    They're just typos, right? Why all the fuss?

  7. #37
    I could stop if I wanted to sschwartz85916's Avatar
    Join Date
    2005-04
    Location
    Oakland County, Michigan
    Posts
    424
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Talking Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    A few of my favorites:
    PLEASE REMOVE CONTRACTOR FROM LADIES TOILET ROOM (Contactor is misspelled)
    MECHANICAL LOVER (Tag calling out a LOUVER)

  8. #38
    100 Club
    Join Date
    2015-08
    Location
    birmingham, alabama
    Posts
    131
    Login to Give a bone
    2

    Cool Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    the best that occured in this company (not by me) was when a drafter placed a rabbit looking over some duct work (one sheet only). Approx. one year later when a final inspection was being made, above the ceiling was a flat piece of metal (cut with snips) attached to the duct work. the rabbit gets the last laugh.

  9. #39
    100 Club sgoodmansen's Avatar
    Join Date
    2005-10
    Location
    Post Falls, ID
    Posts
    118
    Login to Give a bone
    1

    Default Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    7 years ago when I first started working in the architecture Industry I was asked to do a night rendering for a grocery store for a major coporate chain. After doing the rendering I did a second one from a different angle which placed the grocery store on the moon with the earth rising in the background. My supervisor like it so much he sent it to his contact at the Grocery Store's corporate office along with the real rendering. Last year while visiting the corporate office for the first time, word got around that I was the one who did the rendering. I heard how much some people like it and made copies for their cubicles, until one day upper management saw it, and told everybody to take them down.

    (I blurred the signage in this copy to protect the not so innocent...me)
    Attached Images Attached Images

  10. #40
    Certified AUGI Addict jaberwok's Avatar
    Join Date
    2000-12
    Location
    0,0,0 The Origin
    Posts
    8,570
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Humor with CAD Drawings?

    If your clients were smart they would built a campaign around that.

    Nice one.

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •