For the BuildCraft 3 machine with the same purpose - see this.
A Template Drawing Machine will fill a template with instructions on building a structure, which can then be used in a builder to recreate the structure out of any material. Once placed, a stone pick or greater is required to retrieve the template drawing table.
|Place any type of blocks in the area to create the shape you want to reproduce. You can use any sort of block, it will not affect the template or any structures built from the template. Blocks that are placed on the black and yellow border are included in the template.|
|When the structure is complete, place a blank template into the Template Drawing Table. It will then produce a numbered template which can be used in a builder..|