• Practice dimensioning drawings
Questions about DP?
Test, test, test!
Line types (e.g., part, hidden, center)
Line values (e.g., thick, intermediate,
It is important to use the proper line type and
line value in your drawings. It
communicates important information and
makes drawings easier to understand.
• Section views “cut-away” part of the object
so that internal details can be revealed.
• Section view are also used to show
Section view conventions
• Cut surface is filled with a “hatch”
• Part lines behind cutting plane are shown
• Hidden lines behind cutting plane are
generally not shown
• Section view can take the place of one
orthogonal view or can be auxiliary views
Section view types
• Many section view types. A few
• Dimensioning of technical drawing is, of
• There are well established conventions
(rules) for proper dimensioning
Reading of the rules…
Each feature of an object is dimensioned once, and
Dimension should be selected to suit the function of the
Dimensions should be attached to the most descriptive view
of the feature being dimensioned.
Dimensions should not specify the manufacturing
Avoid dimensioning to hidden lines.
Avoid placing dimension inside the object.
Dimensions should be aligned and grouped to promote
Dimension lines should be unbroken except for the number
There should be a visible gap between the object and the
Extension lines should extend past the last dimension line.
Leader lines used to dimension circles or arcs should be radial.
Dimensions should be oriented to be read from the
bottom of the drawing.
Positive cylinders should be dimensioned in the
Diameters are dimensioned with the numerical value
preceded by the diameter symbol (f).
Radii are dimensioned with the numerical value
preceded by the radius symbol (R).
Dimension to the center of cylinders, holes, and arcs.
• Draw a 3-view orthographic projection
• Dimension fully
• You can guess the dimensions
• Take the hole diameter as 1 inch
• Remember to leave room for dimensions
That’s it for today