The Engineering Drawing Interpretation course is a comprehensive guide to interpreting drawings commonly found in manufacturing. This is the ‘short course’ of ‘need to know’ information for blueprint reading in machine trades. Beginning with the background of blueprints, looking at the types of lines used on a drawing, and how parts are shown in different views. Dimensioning and Tolerancing are explained, as well as an introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
This course was intended as an introduction to understanding engineering drawings and being able to visualize and understand the intent of the designer or draftsman as presented in a blueprint. The first step in making quality parts or assemblies is interpreting the drawing correctly and applying the given information to the final product.
Completing this course should increase the learner’s ability to maintain employment in a manufacturing/machining area and/or increase their chances of advancement in related areas. In addition, participants will gain a basic understanding of the procedures for selecting, using, caring for, and storing common precision measurement tools, including vernier calipers, micrometers (outside, inside, and depth), dial indicators, thickness gauges, height gauges, thread gauges, wire and sheet metal gauges, and go/no-go gauges. This includes hands-on practice in basic measuring devices such as steel rules, micrometers and vernier calipers.