Engineering Drawing Requirements

Working with engineering drawings involves analyzing, making decisions, and processing data. The Engineering Drawing Requirements course is based on practical application of print interpretation. It will give you a better understanding of the view representation, dimensions, tolerances, and symbols used on prints.

What Will You Learn

You'll learn:

  • The definition and uses of engineering drawings
  • Types of engineering drawings
  • Appropriate standards and documents specified on engineering drawings
  • Basic part definition required on engineering drawings 

Course Information

4.00 Hours
90 Days

Is This Course For You

This course is designed for anyone who interprets engineering drawings: product, manufacturing, and quality engineers; inspectors; machinists; production personnel; purchasing agents; etc.

Materials Provided

This online workshop is based on ASME standards and common industry practices. The course is comprised of four lessons and takes approximately 4 - 6 hours to complete. It includes:

  • 40 practice problems
  • 40 quiz questions (10 at the end of each lesson)
  • a drawing packet containing 12 engineering drawings in printable PDF format
  • a certificate of completion

Course Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37 , Google Chrome 42 (other browsers are not supported)
  • Adobe Flash plugin
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum


Introduction to Engineering Drawings

  • Engineering drawings
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • The purpose of engineering drawings
  • The importance of engineering drawings
  • The definition of a standard
  • The importance of drawing standards
  • ASME Y14.100-2004
  • Using ASME Y14.100 on engineering drawings
  • Specifying drawing standards
  • Types of engineering drawings

Drawing Types, Part 1

  • Layout drawings
    • Design layout drawings
    • Contour definition drawings
  • Detail drawings
    • Monodetail drawings
    • Multidetail drawings
    • Tube bend drawings
  • Assembly drawings
    • Arrangement drawings
    • Assembly drawings
    • Inseparable assembly drawings
    • Installation drawings
    • Wiring harness drawings

Drawing Types, Part 2

  • Control drawings
    • Altered item drawings
    • Design parameter drawings
    • Envelope drawings
    • Interface drawings
    • Procurement control drawings
    • Selected item drawings
    • Source control drawings
    • Vendor item control drawings
  • When to use each type of control drawing
  • Control drawing requirements

Drawing Types, Part 3

  • Diagram drawings
    • Mechanical schematic diagram
    • Functional block diagram
    • Single line diagram
    • Schematic or circuit diagram
    • Connection or wiring diagram
    • Interconnection diagram
    • Logic circuit diagram
  • When to use each type of diagram drawing
  • Diagram drawing requirements