Did you know, Views are the building blocks of engineering drawings. Without different views, engineering drawings cannot exist, so understanding how views are used on drawings is a critical. Different views: Base views Projected views Sectional views Auxiliary views Partial views Interrupted views Before kicking off with the different views, it is worth a mention […]
Sometimes it is necessary to cut a part or assembly to reveal geometry or fits on the inside of a part or assembly. A Section or cross section is a view generated from a part or assembly on a cutting plane or multiple cutting planes that reveals the outlines on the inside or assembly fits.
Certain features on a Engineering Drawing requires specific ways of indication. For example, holes require center lines to identify the center and show that it is round. Hidden detail are shown with a certain line type to avoid confusion with visible edges. Most CAD Software packages will have these different line types predefined as layers.
Learning Engineering drawings may seem like a daunting task, but in actual fact most Engineering drawings comply to very much the same principles. Before diving in and starting to create Engineering drawings, some foundational principles needs to be understood. Engineering Drawings are often referred to as Mechanical-, Technical- or manufacturing drawings. A good rule to
When reading a Engineering drawing, one needs to communicate how the different views was taken from a three dimensional (3D) object. I have found a easy way to show students how projection is done and never make them forget it again! There are two different types of projection methods in Engineering drawings, namely First Angled
This was one of my first questions almost 12 years ago when I first heard that a draftsman was an actual legit job! Engineering Drawings are used mostly during the fabrication stages of a component / assembly or complete equipment (like a heat exchanger, storage tank, drum, engine, etc.) . The drawing is the link