May 25, 2004

Studio was never this fiendish.

The advent of technology in the design field has brought with it a new and hilarious reason to love working in an architecture office. Around here, formal drawings are done in AutoCAD and printed on a specialized large-format printer referred to as a "plotter". Because there's only one of it for the office, and because the printer cartridges and paper are expensive, questions often arise about who's using it to print what. A lack of communication can result in two architects printing the same sheet for the same project because they each thought the other was doing something else; failure to speak up and claim some time on the plotter can result in never getting a chance to print the drawings you need. It's a small office. People usually just yell.


"All right, who's plotting something? Jim! What are you plotting over there?"

Posted by dianna at May 25, 2004 11:45 AM

Oooo! Do they ever engage in petty counter-plots as retribution?

Posted by: Erik at May 25, 2004 01:28 PM

No, because there isn't actually enough counter space to plot on. Ba-dum!

Posted by: Dianna at May 25, 2004 02:02 PM

wow...didn't even get the *crash* to complete the rimshot, eh? :)

Posted by: Erik at May 25, 2004 09:16 PM