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Reading engineering drawings training

This one day introductory reading drawings course is aimed at those who have little or no previous experience of working with engineering drawings and who are required to read, understand and interpret them as part of their manufacturing role.  

By learning how to read and interpret these drawings accurately, delegates will be better able to understand the specific requirements of a project and feed the information back.  

The course is a balanced mixture of theory as well as practical production of some drawings of simple components using the BS8888 conventions, projections and formats.  These techniques and formats are in use across a broad spectrum of industries.

  • Course content
  • The course runs over one day and is designed to give delegates an ability to read and interpret engineering drawings using the BS8888 conventions.  There is a mix of theory to cover the draughting conventions as well some practical application in the production of drawings of some simple components using a variety of projections and assembly drawings. During the course, candidates will cover the following:

    • Introduction to BS8888
    • Drawing projections – first and third angle
    • Part and assembly drawings – component drawings
    • Line types
    • Symbols 
    • Abbreviations
    • Surface finishes
    • Overview of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances
    • Draughting standards
    • Working from datum points
  • Pre-requisites
  • This course is ideal for those delegates with little or no previous knowledge of engineering drawings or those who wish to update or refresh their current skill set.  It also a good lead in for those who wish to expand their knowledge prior to moving to carrying out quality inspections, standards etc.

  • Assessment
  • Whilst there is no formal assessment on this course, delegates will need to demonstrate a basic working knowledge and understanding of Engineering Drawing conventions and be able to produce some simple component drawings. On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

  • More details
  • Career progression:

    This one day introductory reading drawings course is aimed at those who have little or no previous experience of working with engineering drawings and who are required to read, understand and interpret them as part of their manufacturing role.

    Delegates will not only be able to understand the specific requirements of a project and feed the information back but, through the practical experience during the course will also be able to produce simple engineering drawings.