Basic Blueprint Reading for Mechanical Drawings
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Basic Blueprint Reading for Mechanical Drawings is a one-day hands-on workshop designed as an introduction to the basic skills of finding and interpreting the information found on mechanical drawings. The skills taught in this interactive workshop can be applied in both plant and administrative/ front office settings. The topics covered in this workshop include the information found on blueprints, fundamentals of drawing layout, the different views used on drawings and their relationships to one another, part visualization, lines, symbols, dimensions and tolerances, including an overview of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols. Industry standards, practices and copies of mechanical drawings are included, along with exercises to apply the learning.
Who should attend:
VMEC has taught an expanded version of this class to companies on-site for machinists, machine operators, customer service representatives, sales people, quality departments, inspectors, assemblers, estimators, production planners and other attendees that need to be able to understand and interpret the information found on mechanical drawings.
Attendees come away with a basic knowledge of:
- What information is required and found on a mechanical drawing
- Where the information is located on the drawing layout
- How to visualize the part from the information presented on the drawing
- Lines and symbols used and their meaning
- How to interpret dimensions and tolerances
- The difference between basic systems and GD&T
It is recommended that participants bring example drawings for review and discussion from their place of work.