Monument and Blade Signs... Enjoy...!
Good looking concepts, are you providing the actual manufacturing drawings then also? I couldn't survive without CorelDRAW I do way too much that's physically big and way too many varied things. I work in 1 to 1 scale draw the signs and scale down to make permit and engineer drawings.
The perspectives are useless for manufacturing except it usually helps our fabricators see something not obvious in the standard projection drawings. But my detail drawings are what go to be S&S'd by our engineer, AND they're what's used for CNC work for faces and backers, areté files, and printing.
I tilted my head like a dog at your last comment though... I work/design at a scale that works on an 11x17 presentation, and then scale it up reciprocally for fabrication. Both the same in the end I guess though. That's gonna make me wake up at 3:00a.m. thinking about it... Darn you Milisock...!!!
I'm by nature a lazy piece of crap! Once we get a request and a contract we either use Architectural rendering or on site images. We scale rendering or images1 to 1 do the design, usually multiple pages, use scaled down PDF files to get an approval of the art,use that to prescreen the code official, redesign if needed. I've been around long enough that we usually hit the code guys first time around. I then just scale everything for the permit and or variance drawings and send the full scale out for manufacturing. A 150 foot x 150 foot work area is grand! I run 32GB if RAM, 8GB video cards, SSD's, secondary storage on a server and I use a computer condom for a clean machine. No crashed or burns.
The first part is admitting it... Next, is not giving a red rat's butt about it cuz it makes you the most productive!
Second time we've broached this subject, and I'm intrigued. I'm trying to figure out if there's a distinct advantage to doing it either way... Draw at 1:1, then scale down for Art Approval - - - OR - - - draw at whatever scale presents well, then scale up to full size for production/fabrication. Honestly, I've only done the latter for so many years, the thought of doing it the other way makes my head want to explode...!
And... What's the whole "150' x 150' work area" comment about...? It sounds like an Illy 227" x 227" canvas limit type of thing.
And yes... Safe computing ONLY. Tab "A" never goes into slot "B" without an interface barrier.
David, I stuck my "Scales" table in here. Do you use something like this regularly, or even irregularly ;-) ?
I never work in scale all my projects are 150 foot or smaller. My proofs, engineer drawing and permit drawing are all required either by the engineer or the governing authority to be either 8 1/2 x 11 or 11 x 17 so I just build all my drawings full scale so the strokes or dimensions will scale down and not cover crap, group everything and simple set the dimension in the property bar to fit one of the required sozes and export as PDF.