Mechanical Drawing Practices - Course Outline:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand various types of views used on mechanical part drawings
  2. Understand the difference between first angle projection and third angle projection
  3. Become familiar with ASME and ISO drawing and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) standards
  4. Become familiar with the common elements of mechanical part drawings
  5. Be introduced to GD&T methods and symbols

Course Topics:

  1. Isometric views
  2. Orthographic views
  3. What on earth are axonometric views?
  4. “Third angle projection” or “First angle projection” for orthographic views?
  5. ASME standards or ISO standards?
  6. Borders and title blocks
  7. Notes
  8. Line types
  9. Symbols
  10. Dimensioning
  11. Tolerancing

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About Your Trainer:

Dean Watts has been providing Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) training and consulting since 1999.  Prior to his engineering education he worked in production machining, precision sheet metal, and TIG welding.  He is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Senior Level GD&T Professional (ASME GDTP S-0295).  He is a member of three ASME standards development committees: ASME Y14.5 “Dimensioning and Tolerancing", ASME Y14.8 “Castings Forgings and Molded Parts”, and ASME Y14.45 “Measurement Data Reporting” (Chair).  He holds BSIE and MSME degrees from Oregon State University.  He taught ME 411/511, a GD&T fundamentals course, for 10 years as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon State University.  He is also a former U.S. Navy Submarine Warfare Officer, and retired U.S. Coast Guard Reservist.

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