Print Reading (915108)
Engineering drawings (often still called blueprints) are the means of communicating the necessary requirements of a product or assembly. While much of a drawing is devoted to the different visual views, there is a great deal of other information to understand. This one-day course covers the basic areas of interpreting mechanical drawings, from the details found in a title block to the meaning of different line types to a proper method for visualizing a part from the two-dimensional images. Participants will also learn how to interpret dimensions and tolerances, and review several sample drawings throughout the day.
- Describe the role blueprints play in the design and manufacturing process.
- List the seven main steps in reading a drawing.
- Identify the different types of lines used on drawings.
- Explain the different types of two-dimensional and three-dimensional views.
- Interpret orthographic projection views.
- Explain the difference between first-angle and third-angle projection.
- Interpret auxiliary and section views.
- Describe the items found within a title block.
- Interpret callouts for special features such as screw threads and surface roughness.
- Identify proper dimensioning and tolerancing techniques.
- Determine if all necessary information for a part is given on a print.