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06/24/2011

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R. Paul Waddington

Elvis,
As a very long term trainer of CAD I would challenge your test of a persons ability to THINK in 3D.

I have done quite a bit of work in this area since 1985 and know many people think in 3D and asking them to represent their "thoughts" on paper, as orthographic view, is not a good indicator of their 3D thinking.

It is more an indicator of their knowledge of drawing techniques and how to pass their interpreted thoughts using drawing views.

If you want to test a persons 3D thinking, describe (verbally) a shape in detail and logically and then ask them to draught those thoughts in 2D in either orthographic and isometric views or ask them to "make" it out of something.

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