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.
Indirect Measurement Instruments
By Kelly Curran
The learner will define indirect measurement, identify common indirect measuring tools, and select the proper measuring tool for the situation.
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.
Cutting Tapers Using the Tailstock Offset Method
In this video, you’ll explore how to calculate, setup, and cut a taper using the tailstock offset method.
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.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #1
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object. Front, side, and top orthographic views are shown.
The Dial Caliper
Learners review guidelines for the proper use of a dial caliper. Illustrations appear throughout the learning object.
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.
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.
Engine Lathe: Basic Components and Operation
In this video, you’ll explore the engine lathe, its basic components, and you’ll learn to operate its machine controls.
Reading Vernier Height Gage Quiz
Students take a 13-question quiz to practice reading 25- and 50-division Vernier height gages.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #2
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object.
In this learning activity you'll examine how a sine bar is used to measure angles.
Reading a Micrometer
By Sue Silverstein
In this learning activity you'll practice reading an inch micrometer.
Sine Bar Quiz
In this learning activity you'll calculate sine bar problems.
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.
Print Reading: An Alphabet of Lines in Print Reading
In this animated activity, learners read about the types of lines found on blueprints. A quiz completes the activity.
GD&T: Geometric Characteristic Symbols
In this interactive object, learners test their knowledge of 14 geometric tolerance control symbols.
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.
Gear Nomenclature (Screencast)
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.
Using a Depth Micrometer
By Terry Fleischman
Learners will test their ability to read a depth micrometer in this interactive quiz.
Steel Rules Test
In this learning activity you'll test your knowledge of the different types of steel rules as well as how to use and read them correctly.
Determining Punch & Dies for Press Brake Forming
By Dave Hoffman
Introduction to selecting the proper punch and die for air bending or bottoming when forming on a press brake. Includes charts and methods for selection.
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 Project: Turning Using a Digital Readout
By Thaddeus Hetzer
Users read work instructions and view a drawing and calculations for turning on a lathe using a digital readout.