This chapter introduces the novice draftsman to fundamental drafting
terminology and practices by first defining general drafting categories and
discussing DOD- and MIL-STDs. Good pencil technique and the order of
inking lead the section on drafting techniques and set the criteria for line
resolution. Industry-accepted line conventions, how and when to draw
particular lines and their associated meanings precede the section on views,
which covers regular, necessary, auxiliary, exploded, and partial views.
Detailed coverage on sectional views, lines in a section, and section lining
completes the chapter of general drafting practices.
As stated earlier, a good draftsman is never unemployed. Whether you work
in applications drafting, piece part documentation, or research and design,
you must know standard drafting terminology, standards, and practices. A
computer is only a tool you, the draftsman, use to reduce board time and it
cannot think for you. Learn correct drafting procedures. Nothing is more
beautiful or satisfying to look at than a correctly executed ink drawing of a
complex object. Drafting was and is an exciting and renumerative career.
Computer-aided drafting is even more fascinating.