A portion of my business works on huge institutional and commercial properties. Occasionally I have to take the Architect’s drawings and figure out which parts of the building apply to my work. Since I’m a visual person (and I love office supplies), I bust out the highlighters and get colouring. It’s a relaxing break from my usual brain-taxing work.
I’m old school and think that good old pencil and paper work great. Although I would never trade my computer for drafting work (never ever), it doesn’t mean that when you come to me with floor plan it has to be a fancy digital drawing. A sketch on blank paper, or graph paper (if you want to get fancy) work perfect for me!