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Blueprint Reading Fundamentals

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Blueprint Reading Fundamentals is a course that is presented through lecture, demonstration, discussion, and written exercises. It will provide participants with the skill to:

  • Visualize three dimensional parts form two-dimensional drawings
  • Interpret lines, symbols, and standard drawing practices
  • Read additional supplemental information from the title block, list of materials, notes, and revisions.

Preview the Blueprint Reading Fundamentals Course Introduction (pdf)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to:

  • Visualize three-dimensional objects while viewing two-dimensional drawings
  • Interpret the following engineering drawing applications:
    1. Line conventions
    2. Standard drawing symbols
    3. Section views
    4. Screw thread representation
    5. Dimensioning
    6. Tolerancing
    7. Machining specifications
    8. Surface texture
    9. Title block and parts list
    10. Drawing notes
    11. Drawing revision systems

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS

  • Engineers
  • Estimators
  • Purchasing agents
  • Technicians
  • Draftsmen
  • Quality Inspectors
  • Machinists
  • Maintenance mechanics
  • Welders
  • Fabrication Mechanics
  • Assemblers
  • Anyone who needs to obtain information from a drawing

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. Introduction
  2. Line Conventions
  3. Multiview Drawings
  4. Sectional Views
  5. Threads and Fasteners
  6. Dimensioning
  7. Tolerancing
  8. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    1. Introduction
    2. Symbols, terms, and rules
    3. Datums
    4. Position fixed and floating fasteners
  9. Machining Specifications and Surface Quality
  10. Title Block and Parts List
  11. List of Materials
  12. Drawing Notes
  13. Drawing Revision Systems