Basic Types of Dimensioning Used in Engineering Drawings
By Kelly Curran, Glenn Sokolowski
Learners examine the basic types of dimensioning including unidirectional and aligned systems, and linear, aligned, angled, arrowless, chain, datum, chart, tabular, radius, diameter, typical, and reference dimensions.
Orthographic Projection #1
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine orthographic projection and the Glass Box Theory. Front, side, and top view development is demonstrated with pictorial views of each object to help develop 2D to 3D visualization skills.
How to Read a Caliper
By Barbara Anderegg
In this interactive object, learners review how to read a caliper. They then test their skills with eight practice questions.
Reading a Micrometer
By Sue Silverstein
In this learning activity you'll practice reading a micrometer.
Basic Symbols Used in Engineering Drawings
Learners examine the drawing symbols used for counterbore, countersink, spotface, radius, diameter, and depth. In the quiz that completes the activity, they associate these symbols with machining applications.
Basic Types of Lines Used in Engineering Drawings
In this highly interactive object, learners associate basic line types and terms with engineering drawing geometry. A quiz completes the activity.
Print Reading: An Alphabet of Lines in Print Reading
By Kelly Curran
In this animated activity, learners read about the types of lines found on blueprints. A quiz completes the activity.
In this learning activity you'll examine how a sine bar is used to measure angles.
Basic Elements of Dimensions Used in Engineering Drawings
In this interactive object, students explore the basic elements and common terms associated with dimensions and leaders. A quiz completes the activity.
The Dial Caliper
Learners review guidelines for the proper use of a dial caliper. Illustrations appear throughout the learning object.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #3
Learners develop 3D visualization skills by examining front, side, and top orthographic views of objects. Using this information, students select the corresponding isometric view of each object.
Indirect Measurement Instruments
The learner will define indirect measurement, identify common indirect measuring tools, and select the proper measuring tool for the situation.
Interpreting Engineering Drawings: Title and Revision Blocks
Learners examine the information on a title block and answer questions about that information in an interactive quiz.
By James Bourassa
In this interactive object, learners view various components of gears and read descriptions of them. Learners then identify the location of each of these components in a drag-and-drop exercise.
Learners examine pictorial drawings used in engineering including sectioned and exploded drawings. A sketching quiz is provided to help the learner create simple pictorial sketches by using orthographic views and an isometric template.
Analyze a Part Drawing
In this interactive object, learners answer 25 questions regarding part or assembly drawings. The basic areas of blueprint reading are covered.
Using an Indicator
By Janet Braun, Barbara Anderegg
Students read about the basics of using an indicator.
Print Reading: Step Block
In this animated print reading exercise, the learner calculates missing dimensions and identifies surfaces on projected views.
Calculating Blank Size for Rolled Sheet Metal
By Dave Hoffman
In this interactive object, students read how to calculate the blank size for cylinders in a three-roll pinch roller. A calculator is required for the brief quiz that completes the activity.
Calculating Lengths for Tube Bending
The learner reads an explanation of how to determine lengths for tubing and pipe bending and then performs calculations in an interactive exercise. Two methods for determining angle bends are shown. A calculator is required.
Lathe Accessories - Tool Holding
In this learning activity you'll explore lathe tool-holding techniques.
Sine Bar Quiz
In this learning activity you'll calculate sine bar problems.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #2
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object.
Lathe Turning Machine Types
In this learning activity you'll explore Lathe Turning Machines.
Procedure for Setting the Tool Length Offsets on a Vertical CNC Machining Center with a Fanuc O-M Control
By Les Rhines
Students view how the tool length offsets are set on the CNC Machine. They read a description of a method that uses a 2-inch gage block as a height reference.