What metric units do I use in my architectural, structural, building services or civil disciple drafting projects? Is it millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), metres (m) or kilometres (km). In AutoCAD do I draw my architectural plan in mm or cm? How about Civil plans is it m or km? What is the industry drafting standard? In this video tutorial I will show you what is used on a … [Read more...] about Drafting Standards – What metric units do I draw with?
For my P&ID drafting of valves, what industry standard symbols should I use? A handy chart for P&ID Drafting DWG and PDF file formats of these symbols can be downloaded at: https://blocks.draftsperson.net/download/pid-valve-symbols/ … [Read more...] about What symbols to use for valves
This information applies to the American Steel Industry. Holes and Slots Standard Holes Standard hole sizes for bolts are made 1/16-in. larger in diameter than the nominal size of the fastener body. This provides a certain amount of play in the holes, which compensates for small misalignment's in hole location or assembly, and aids in the shop and field entry of … [Read more...] about Holes and Slots, Standard Sizes
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
This information applies to the American Steel Industry Minimum Edge Distance, in. (Center of Standard Holea to Edge of Connected Part) Nominal Bolt Diameter (in.) At Sheared Edges At Rolled Edges of Plates, Shapes or Bars Gas Cut or Saw-cut Edges b 1/2 7/8 3/4 5/8 1 1/8 7/8 3/4 1 1/4 1 7/8 1 1/2c 1 1/8 1 1 3/4c 1 1/4 1 1/8 2 1 1/2 1 1/4 2 1/4 … [Read more...] about Edge Distance
Reduction ratios for ISO sheets & scales. A useful list to keep near the photocopier. A3 to A4 = ~70% A2 to A3 = ~70% A2 to A4 = 50% A1 to A2 = ~70% A1 to A3 = 50% A1 to A4 = ~35% A0 to A1 = ~70% A0 to A2 = 50% A0 to A3 = ~35% A0 to A4 = 25% B1 to A1 = ~82% B1 to B2 = ~70% B1 to A2 = ~60% B1 to B3 = 50% B1 to A3 = ~40% B1 to B4 = ~35% B1 to A4 = ~28% … [Read more...] about Reduction Ratios