Dallas Tiger Lamar Fan Dallas Member since Mar 2006 15080 posts
re: Why do engineers write in small, all capital letters?(Posted by Dallas Tiger on 9/19/08 at 12:43 pm to Ric Flair)
Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects and Draftsman all use single stroke lettering. Historically, when we had to hand draft everything, we used a straight edge (triangle usually) and T-square to draw the single stroke lines that make up a letter; we didn't just "freehand" them. It is easier to use all caps when doing this. Even though we use Cad now, Capital letters are so ingrained in the profession that no one uses small caps.