Interesting comments all.
For perspective, I am an Architect that has been "on the boards" closing in on 40 years. My first real drafting assignments were inking (tracing) design drawings onto linen with ruling pens and using Crow Quill pens for lettering. We were taught that drafting was an "art" unto itself and far different than design.
Now days, as an architect, I am involved in two stages of the design process ...
Prototypes ... new structures that have never been built before.
Design Revisions ... better known as historical preservation.
I strive to communicate my designs to those in the field by using the techniques taught to me so long ago. Drafting is about communication, not design.
I currently have my daughter inputting a building originally designed in 1929 into CAD. The quality of the drawings are in a completely different universe than the junk posing as construction documents in most A&E shops today.
The term lineweight is a foreign concept to most folks.
I live by three rules in my business
As a checker of the work of others ...
Am I making "different" or am I making it "better"
As a mentor of others ...
If you cannot visualize the object in 3D
You cannot communicate it in 2D
So it can be built in 3D
Every structure is designed in my head long before I every put pencil to paper of pixel to screen.
My mantra for design communication is ...
CAD only makes you draw bad faster.