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SHM 104 - Basic Mechanical Drawing

Credits: 3
1 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

This is a course in drafting principles and applications to the sheet metal industry. Use of drafting instruments, principles of line types and weights, dimensioning techniques, scaling and drawing layout will be covered. Principles will be applied extensively in 3-view orthographic drawings and shop sketches.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Interpret distance on sheet metal drawings given an architects scale.
  2. Identify the correct scale and other critical information given a complete sheet metal shop drawing.
  3. Interpret sheet metal drawings created for installation and fabrication.
  4. Create sketches of sheet metal products with all necessary information for fabrication and installation.
  5. Create lines of correct weight and type as to allow for correct interpretation by reader.
  6. Apply principles of geometric construction to create views of Sheetmetal products.
  7. Create field notes following gothic lettering technique.
  8. Apply principles of orthographic projection to create 3 integrated views of items to be fabricated and installed.
  9. Create section views of items to be fabricated and installed given a shop sketch.
Listed Topics
  1. Architects Scale and Engineers Scale
  2. Drafting Pencils and Lead Type and Weights
  3. Drafting Instruments
  4. Geometric Construction
  5. Construction of Lines and Line Types
  6. Orthographic Projection
  7. Section Views
  8. Cutting Plane Views

Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2008

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