Engineering Drawing Basics

Engineering Drawing Basics

Fully understand your engineering prints without years of experience. | taught by Tom Geiss
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Charles Chandler

great course

Great course- enjoyed it.

Andy Owens

Great Refresher

The review test had a couple of confusing questions. Especially the multiple answer questions

Gilroy Philips

Awesome

I am a Salesman and have been in the BPO industry for quite sometime, I have never been to the Engineering Field up until I got hired by Rigid Technologies Co., Ltd. in Thailand. After searching a lot of guides and reviews about this field, I fina...

Charles Chandler

Great course- enjoyed it.

Andy Owens

The review test had a couple of confusing questions. Especially the multiple answer questions

Gilroy Philips

I am a Salesman and have been in the BPO industry for quite sometime, I have never been to the Engineering Field up until I got hired by Rigid Technologies Co., Ltd. in Thailand. After searching a lot of guides and reviews about this field, I fina...

Jamie Hernandez

Overall the material was informative. Not overly challenging and very relevant to the referenced ASME / Industry standard. My only concern: As I progressed to the latter courses, there were place holders for intended new materials or material...

Tom Geiss
Tom Geiss
Founder - Pareto Learning / Lead Course Developer GD&T Basics

About the instructor

I have been in the field of Automotive Engineering with several companies including BMW Manufacturing and ZF Transmissions for over 8 years and truly love it. It is fast paced and an incredible field to be in. The ability to work on something for years and then actually get to see it out on the road is very rewarding.

My love of engineering led me to study the fundamentals of what makes a good design. Throughout my entire career, I have been studying Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and how it could be better applied to the automotive and mechanical fields.

It is my belief that if you want to be a great designer, you need to be an expert at GD&T. However, for too long GD&T learning has been way too complicated. The barrier to entry for learning imperative design concepts is too high. In my early years, I continued to study in order to bridge the large gap between GD&T in theory and actually using GD&T in the real world. Everything came together for me when I figured out how GD&T concepts apply to real parts and their functional requirements. Years later, this prompted me to develop GD&T Basics, which explains the most important concepts and show learners how to apply what they learn in practical, real-world situations.

Being able to read and correctly interpret an engineering drawing is essential for most roles in the industry today. The objective of this course is to make sure that you understand how to read, interpret and work with engineering drawings in a day to day setting. You will learn how to work with prints from a mix of documented engineering standards, shop floor knowledge, and real-world examples. Our material breaks down the complexity of engineering drawings into the key concepts that will apply to every print you will see. 

After completing our course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the most important information to look at when you first pick up an engineering drawing
  • Recognize the pertinent manufacturing information such as units of measure (in vs mm), general tolerances, revision history, bill of material and other critical data right away.
  • Visualize the different ways 3D parts are projected on 2D drawings and how to the different ways the full geometry of the part or assembly is presented.
  • Determine how key information is organized in notes, symbols and title blocks
  • Interpret the different view and line types used in drawings and what they mean for visualizing the part’s geometry.
  • Understand dimensioning methods used on an engineering drawing and what dimensional tolerances really mean.
  • Identify the common symbols found on an engineering drawing and understand the meaning of each.

Course Contents

64 Videos
17 Quizzes
1 Survey
7 Texts
21 PDFs
6.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

UNIT 1 - INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
UNIT 2 - PARTS OF AN ENGINEERING DRAWING
UNIT 3 - UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
UNIT 4 - TOLERANCES AND DIMENSIONS
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