Drawing Best Practice
Course code:ATB002 Instructional Designer: Martin Dury
Is this course for you?
- Do you ever experience challenges such as:
- Components not being manufactured as expected?
- Drawings getting rejected?
- Confusion or disagreements between departments, such as quality or production?
- Your design considerations being over looked?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, then this course is definitely for you!
This course is for anyone who’s responsible for interpreting, creating or checking engineering drawings as part of their role, such as: Design, Production and Quality Engineers or Technicians.
Delivered by the MTC's Research Engineering team, this course will provide the skill and knowledge to reduce costs by correctly interpreting, drawing and checking drawings to BS8888.
- Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the design intent of any given drawing through interpretation of the symbols and tolerancing
- Draw a component using best practice layout to BS8888 standards
- Apply geometric dimensions and tolerancing to a given drawing to BS8888 standards
- Demonstrate the most efficient and effective use of surface finish for a given design
- Demonstrate best practice in design considerations when using sheet metal
- Identify when it is appropriate to use configuration drawing and demonstrate best practice
- Demonstrate best practice in assembly drawings to BS8888
- Check any given drawing against BS8888 and provide accurate cost saving feedback
How to communicate the design intent, design feasibility considerations, impact on manufacturing costs, minimising risk with clients.
Correct use of layout, section lines, detail per page, nomenclature usage.
GD&T - when to use it/when not, dimensions, datums, feature frames, curved profiles, appropriate use of surface finish, equipment tolerance capability, stack-up.
Using and creating flat pattern drawings, bend reliefs, min radius, hole positioning, material choice assembly drawings to BS8888.
Usage of assembly drawings, why use them, procurement, BoM, work instructions / assembly techniques, torque settings, adhesives etc.
When to check drawings and why, relevant standards.
All areas include practical application and assessment.
The course concludes with the MTC providing feedback discussion to ensure the learning is embedded back in the business.