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 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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