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Digger88

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from a report done SIX MONTHS AGO!!! who the heck are still using graph paper? sketching programs are so simple to use and learn.
 

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timd354

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from a report done SIX MONTHS AGO!!! who the heck are still using graph paper? sketching programs are so simple to use and learn.
I still see appraisals with hand sketches on graph paper every now and then.....you just have to shake your head.
 
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Obsolescent

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Probably someone who doesn't want to learn the technology or someone who doesn't want to pay for it. I also have seen it every now and then.
 

graindart

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If I had to guess, I'd say an older guy that's semi-retired. It conveys the exact same information as a computer generated sketch, but costs a heck of a lot less.
 

timd354

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If I had to guess, I'd say an older guy that's semi-retired. It conveys the exact same information as a computer generated sketch, but costs a heck of a lot less.
The loss of productivity costs much more than the relatively low cost of sketching software
 

Bobby Bucks

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I still use old fashioned sketch paper and I'm certain I'm faster than 90% of the pencil necked geeks who embrace sketch software like it's a form of erotica. I do use a sketch program in the report. Actually I know a guy in his 60's who still scans his hand drawn sketch in reports and he can crank out assignments like a fee shop on steroids and he's a one man shop...he also does it ethically.
 

timd354

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I still use old fashioned sketch paper and I'm certain I'm faster than 90% of the pencil necked geeks who embrace sketch software like it's a form of erotica. I do use a sketch program in the report. Actually I know a guy in his 60's who still scans his hand drawn sketch in reports and he can crank out assignments like a fee shop on steroids and he's a one man shop...he also does it ethically.
I gotta to hand it to you....that's an awesome old guy response right there!
 

TRESinc

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i see it every now and then in my reviews as well. baffles me. it is quite easy to do a sketch in digital format and it auto-populates the GLA/basement/garage data into the report.
 

Don Clark

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from a report done SIX MONTHS AGO!!! who the heck are still using graph paper? sketching programs are so simple to use and learn.

Were the photos glued on?:rof: I really miss those early days.......................NOT!

I had a 386sx as my first computer. It got so full of reports that I would have to delete reports(I did have hard copies) to do another report. Somenone broke in one night and stole it from my office. They really did me a favor. Bst they were surprised at what they found.

Someone asked in another forum what a 386sx is worth today. I looed it up and was surprised to find many for sale anywhere from $45 to $150(if you still had the monitor).

I cussed a few time when I converted to Total Sketch but have that sucker down pat now.
 
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