The fabrication drawing will help the manufacturer produce your design accurately. Including the correct information in your fabrication drawing will streamline manufacturing by minimizing questions and errors throughout the process. This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss what Fabrication drawings are and what you should include in yours.
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