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My girlfriend is a civil engineer, and she often asks me for ideas, comments, or tips on her projects. The problem is that I'm not an engineer, so I can't understand those projects. She uses AutoCAD to draw houses and other buildings, and I think it would be very useful to ask something online or on Stack Overflow like "Hey guys, this is my project. What do you think? Do I need a window here? Should I put the bathroom here?".

I haven't seen a site that meets these needs. I think it would be nice to have a

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Please take a look at Area 51 and perhaps propose such a site. I'm not entirely sure, but I think that the subtly-named 'engineering' site might be appropriate. (But I've got no insight into, or understanding of, the various disciplines within the field of engineering, so I could be way off track...) – David Thomas Aug 2 '11 at 22:42
how i can propose things at Area51? it say at least 5 reputation on Area 51 to ask a question i can't do it David maybe you can do it for me ? i will follow the question on there ? – user166953 Aug 2 '11 at 22:51
If you scroll to the bottom of the Area 51 page, it tells you... =) Also, no: I am not proposing a site for a subject in which I have neither knowledge, interest or inclination of following. – David Thomas Aug 2 '11 at 22:52
ok i will wait 5 reputation – user166953 Aug 2 '11 at 22:55
If you link another stackexchange acct with over 200 rep you'll get 100 rep there (at least that's true for some sites and I think it's true for all). – agf Aug 2 '11 at 23:01
confirming your email on Area 51 will give you +50 rep, fyi – Jeff Atwood Aug 3 '11 at 0:23
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Head over to Area 51 where you can propose a new site (or see if one exists already). There's the DIY/Home Improvement site which may cross some lines, however.

There is also an "Engineering" proposal still in "Definition" phase, although I realise Engineering is a wide-ranging field.

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