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In informal usage, the word "Drawing" may be used with the same meaning as "Model". However, when more precision is required, the distinction must be made.
- A "Model" is any 3D or 2D object created in the 3D view, for example, a PartDesign Body, or Part containing many such Bodies.
- A "Drawing" is a strictly 2D projection of that "Model", usually created with the TechDraw Workbench tools. This "Drawing" is usually intended for printing or for export.
- The "Model" is usually the real object intended for manufacturing, while the "Drawing" is an auxiliary, flat representation of that "Model" which will be used for reference and documentation purposes.