Technical Illustration Essay

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Technical Illustration A Brief Exploration Of Technical Drawing Styles Introduction “Technical illustration is the use of illustration to visually communicate information of a technical nature.” (wikipedia.org). Technical illustrations may have to convey information to an audience with little or no technical experience and should therefore be accurate, clearly labelled and easy to understand. Technical illustration can be broken down into three sub-categories; (A). General Communications: Designed to provide general information to the public with simple terminology/symbols and no need for technical expertise. EG: Consumer Goods Instruction Manuals (B). Specialised Communications: Designed to be used by those with the relevant technical knowledge to communicate necessary specifications and information through use of advanced terminology and specialised symbols. EG: Electrical Plans, Architectural Blueprints (C). Expert Communications: Designed to be used by highly skilled experts who are not engineers. These may contain highly advanced terminology and symbols and will only be unde...

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