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What is a Blueprint? (02:13)


Blueprints are drawings that define the specifics behind someone's idea for a structure or object. Learn the history and progression of blueprints.

Elements of a Blueprint (02:54)

Learn the five basic elements of a blueprint. Vocabulary includes: title block, scale, revision block, views, lines, and dimensions.

Views (01:52)

Views are known as projections and contain two main types. Vocabulary includes isometric/pictorial drawing, and orthographic projection.

Lines, Dimension, and Angles (03:03)

Line characteristics define and item and clarify the views. Vocabulary includes visible lines, hidden lines, center lines, break lines, extension/dimension lines, diameter, and radius.

Building Blueprints (01:21)

Building trades are the most common type of blueprint. Learn what is included in a set of blueprints.

Construction Blueprints (03:48)

Blueprints contain three main views: plan, elevation, and section. Learn the elements of each view including foundation plan, site plan, and framing view.

Electrical Plans (00:41)

An electrical plan is based on the floor plan. Learn the elements and diagrams of a plan,

Mechanical Plans (00:33)

Learn the details included in a mechanical blueprint. Mechanical and plumbing plans must meet current international, local, and state code requirements.

Schedules and Notations (01:24)

Schedules provide specific information on material selections. Notations convey information to individuals constructing the project.

CAD for Blueprints (02:14)

CAD creates clean and clear computer generated drawings accurately drafted to specified dimensions. Learn CAD system benefits.

Manufacturing and Machining Blueprints (01:58)

Industrial blueprints may require more details because of tolerances and finishing surfaces. Vocabulary includes assembly/installation drawings, circuit diagrams, and industry standard.

Supplemental Views (03:33)

Common types of supplemental views include: auxiliary, sectional, full section, half section, offset section, broken-out section, revolved section, and removed section. Learn the five sectional view rules.

Blueprint Measurements (03:32)

Learn tips for reading and using dimensions on a print. Vocabulary includes: tolerance, allowance, limits, geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T), surface texture,

Putting Blueprints to Work (01:45)

Blueprints use an orderly and systematic language to define a finished product. Learn the trades that benefit from blueprint reading skills.

Credits: Blueprint Fundamentals: Interpreting Symbols and Specs (00:40)

Credits: Blueprint Fundamentals: Interpreting Symbols and Specs

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Blueprints are made up of highly-specialized notations that tell builders, machinists, electricians, engineers, and others exactly how items are assembled and what materials to use. Because they are needed to coordinate work across a wide spectrum of trades, learning to interpret these specifications is crucial. From a blueprint’s basic elements to the distinct features of construction, electrical, manufacturing, and machining blueprints, this program gives viewers a detailed primer on types of blueprints and how they are read. Students will see graphics that illustrate what is meant by basic, auxiliary, and sectional views; discover how CAD is used to create blueprints; and learn which career fields benefit most from blueprint training programs. A Shopware/MotionMasters Coproduction. (33 minutes)  

Length: 33 minutes

Item#: BVL53614

ISBN: 978-0-81608-891-1

Copyright date: ©2014

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