Acronym: An abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word. example CAD. Abbreviation: a shortened form of a word or phrase. Example: DIA for diameter. Using too many acronyms or abbreviations can make a drawing harder to understand. I recommend shorted words only if you can't fit the whole word on the drawing. This stop those pesky "what … [Read more...] about Acronyms and Abbreviations in Engineering
Some old school - power user - tips and tricks for using AutoCAD software. A long-right-click moves, copies or blocks When objects are grip-selected, a long-right-click can move, copy or make a block these objects. Hold the right-mouse-button till the cursor changes to an arrow, then move the objects. On release copy, move or block can be selected from the context … [Read more...] about Power User AutoCAD Tips and Tricks
Eerrata for AWS (American Welding Society) A2.4-98, Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination.This is the correction to the Welding Symbol Chart for AWS A2.4-98, pages 106 and 107. AWS A2.4-98 Standards Symbols for Welding Bracing and Nondestructive Examination Page 106 AWS A2.4-98 Standards Symbols for Welding Bracing and Nondestructive … [Read more...] about Welding Symbols Chart – AWS
The drafters drafting survival guide to pre-stressed/post-tensioned concrete slabs. By Allan Wise Please note: This information has been compiled by drafters working in the Australian PT concrete slab industry. This information may apply to other countries/systems. Disclaimer this is information is for a guide only. While this article was complied by … [Read more...] about How to Draw PT Concrete Slabs
By DGMWelding symbols used in Australia are based on the Australian Standard AS 1100.101-1992. You can research the full range of welding symbols in the Engineering Drawing Handbook produced by Standards Australia and the Institution of Engineers.Here is a selection of basic symbols to learn as a first step.Weld finishes (contour)With butt welds the welding symbol will tell you … [Read more...] about What are the basic welding symbols?
PrefixSymbolFactorValueteraT10 to power of 121,000,000,000,000gigaG10 to power of 91,000,000,000megaM10 to power of 61,000,000kiloK10 to power of 31,000hectoH10 to power of 2100decaD10 to power of 1x--10 to power of 01decid10 to power of -10.1centic10 to power of -20.01millim10 to power of -30.001microµ or u10 to power of … [Read more...] about The Metric Prefixes