drafting instrument

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an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings

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Applications include housewares, bath accessories, drafting instruments, office accessories, and cosmetic packaging.
Featuring delicate gestures and lines in charcoal, india ink, and Conte crayon, often made with drafting instruments, many of these works have also been cut, sanded, and reconfigured like neoconstructivist jigsaw puzzles.
"Traditional drafting instruments -- parallel bars, triangles, compasses, scales, and protractors -- largely restricted [them] to a world of straight lines, parallels and perpendiculars, arcs of circles, and Euclidean geometric constructions." The limitations of the analytical techniques (based on precedent and rule of thumb) used to predict the building's performance and ensure its structural adequacy further reduced the range of acceptable designs.