Course Description

Learn how to read Blueprint and interpret basic in-house drawings. Provides blueprint fundamentals needed for residential and light commercial projects. Covers dimensioning, tolerances, lines, views, and standard symbols. Lecture will be supplemented with individual class exercises to provide actual practice for participants. The course is intended for those utilizing CAD, also Inspectors, Maintenance and Shop Floor Personnel. Knowledge of Basic Shop Math is recommended but not required.

Course Outline

I. Lines

A. Object lines

B. Hidden lines

C. Center lines

D. Extension and dimension lines

E. Phantom and break lines

II. Print Layout

A. Engineering revisions

B. Tolerances: unilateral, bilateral, equilateral

C. Bill of Materials

D. Modification/Options

E. Scale

F. Notes

G. Material specifications

III. Dimensions

A. Dimensioning

B. Angular dimensioning

IV. Drawing Views

A. One-view drawings

B. Two-view drawings

C. Three-view drawings

D. Auxiliary views

V. Section Views

A. Purpose of Section views

B. Cutting planes and cutting plane lines

Learner Outcomes

  • Read blueprint and interpret in-house drawings
  • Understand blueprint used for residential and light commercial projects
  • Comprehend dimensioning, tolerances, lines, views, and standard symbols
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