Print Reading

Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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This is an 8-week blended course utilizing telepresence (online video conferencing) for live course instruction and D2L for course content, assignments, and exams. Students can choose to take the course for closed credit or for non-credit. Basic skills and abilities required for understanding prints utilized in a manufacturing environment will be gained. Emphasis will be on interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols/principles, alphabet of lines, multi-view drawing (including orthographic projection, isometric views and perspective drawing), title blocks, revision systems, identification of general/local notes, dimensions and tolerances, basic principles of math/geometry in relation to mechanical print reading, interpretation of basic weld symbols, techniques of basic shop sketching and interpretation of three-dimensional drawings.
Course Outcomes:

  •     Define basic blueprint terminology
  •     Differentiate between general and local notes
  •     Interpret common abbreviations and terminology
  •     Determine tolerances associated with dimensions on a drawing
  •     Identify types of lines within a drawing
  •     List essential components found in title and revision blocks
  •     Identify isometric views
  •     Identify positions of views: top, front, side, auxiliary, and section
  •     Visualize 1+ views from a given isometric of pictorial representation of an object, or from an actual object
  •     Determine the scale of the view or section
  •     Check for revisions