Technical Drawing Aids

Art Department Files and Drawing Aids

DWGs, Rhino files and print-ready PDFs and JPGs sized to A4 for use on white card models and drawings.

Metric and Imperial Scale Bars

Metric Scale Bars (1:5, 1:10, 1:20, 1:50, 1:100, 1:200, 1:500)

Imperial Scale Bars ( 3", 1 1/2" , 1", 3/4", 1/2", 1/4", 1/8", 1/16", 1/32", 1/64")

DWG, JPG, PDF, AI files ready to edit and add into drawings. Sized to 6inx4in. There is a space in the top left to add the production logo.

Drawing Stamp

Use these cubes when transferring models to help ensure the correct scale is maintained. The numbers have been inset into the cubes for best practice when transferring.

1 Metre & 1 Foot Cubes - (Rhino 5, Rhino 6, FBX, OBJ, Blender, Collada)

Online unit converter, you can go back and forth between Imperial and Metric easily.

Mansfield Mouldings .DWG and Rhino .3dm

Fullsize Mansfield Mouldings linework for easy use in drawings and models. Optimised by Art Dept members. All mouldings are named and are closed curves ready to be extruded in 3D or hatched. Email if you have any problems or would like filetypes added or changed.

Free reference database of dimensioned drawings of standard measurements and sizes of everyday objects and spaces. DWGs/SVGs available for download

Free DWGs to download. Good for scale people and props.


By Patricia Woodbridge & Hal Tine

Has lots of information and examples of technical drawing for Film & Tv including hand draughting and CAD

By David McHenry

A good beginner book. More focused on hand drawing but some really nice techniques shown and presented in a clear way.

By Stephen Calloway

A great reference book for architectural details, often referred to as the "Art Department Bible". It ranges from Tudor/Jacobean times to the contemporary age chronicling windows, doors, staircases, fireplaces etc.

By William Barr McKay

Extremely detailed book on construction - good for details for windows and doors but very word heavy and probably 90% words.

By Francis D.K. Ching

Good starting point when trying to research specific architectural terms and details.

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