Before learning how to read a manufacturing drawing, be sure you know the different parts of a print. Once there is an understanding of the different components of a print and where everything is located, the next step is to be able to read the lines on a print. Reading a print means to understand what the graphic of a part is showing. Therefore, you must understand how lines work on a print. For engineers and manufacturers, lines are their communicators or even their alphabet which convey information. Below is a chart of the various lines that are used on a print and their descriptions.
By understanding these lines and how they are used, it will be much easier to look at a print and be able to visualize how the part would actually look. Thanks for reading along and be sure to stay tuned for our next blog post!
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