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.
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.
Students use trigonometry to find the coordinates of the blending point where a line and an arc meet. Learners are given the coordinates of the center of the arc, the radius of the arc, and the direction of the line.
By Alan Dohm