11 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2010 10:12 PM by Anna Wood

    Thoughts on "HD" drawing formats

      We are in the process of reducing paper drawings at our company and I have some thoughts about creating a new drawing format for computer screens with 16:9 aspect ratios.  Almost all of the designers, and even our workshop are using 27 inch 16:9 screens.  The problem is that showing an A2 drawing on such a screen wastes some of the screen space and beckons for the shop worker to "print me out" so that it is easier to see.  On the other hand, if there is ever a need to have a paper version, the paper version will have wasted space.

       

      I've calculated dimensions for two formats, one to fill a 27" screen, and one to fill a 40" screen (which no one at our business has--yet).  These sizes seem to be standard for new monitor.  And by the way, it seems like all new large monitors are 16:9 aspect ratio.  That is part of the problem I suppose.

       

      HD 27 format: 336 mm high, 598 mm wide

      HD 40 format: 498 mm high, 886 mm wide

       

      I've attached a drawing with the HD 27 format for anyone with a 16:9 screen to look at. Quite nice when I look at all the extra space freed up on the right.

       

      Thoughts?