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Book: Fundamentals - Drawings and Specifications

  • Page ID
    3224
  • Learning Objectives

    You will be able to read, interpret, and make simple drawing and sketches. You will learn about the standard practices used in producing engineering drawings (drafting). You will work with imperial and metric scales and practice obtaining dimensions from drawings.

    When you have completed the Learning Tasks in this Competency, you should be able to:

    • Name and describe the uses of drafting tools commonly used by trades people
    • Recognize and identify basic terms, components, symbols, and lines used in drawings
    • Describe different types of drawing projections
    • Use scale rulers
    • Obtain dimensions from drawings
    • Draw simple sketches
    • Make simple drawings using drafting tools and standard practices

    Some of the most important documents used in the workplace are the technical drawings, diagrams, and schematics that specify how fabrication and construction tasks will be carried out, or describe the composition and assembly of equipment. One of the essential skills for anyone involved in a trade is the ability to correctly interpret drawings. If you are in a construction or fabrication industry, you will need to be able to examine a drawing, take information from it, and visualize the finished product. If you are in a service or maintenance industry, you will need to interpret exploded drawings in order to properly repair or assemble equipment.