Interpreting Drawings, Specifications and Data

  • Jack Hirst
  • John Whipp
Part of the Macmillan Motor Vehicle Craft Studies Series book series (MMVES)


Engineering drawing is a means of communication. It is a simpler, more accurate and less ambiguous form of communication than the spoken or written word. By ‘reading’ and understanding a drawing, the engineer can determine:
  1. (a)

    the shape and dimensions of a component

  2. (b)

    the constructional features, layout and location of components.



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Copyright information

© R. Brooks, J. Hirst and J. Whipp 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Hirst
    • 1
  • John Whipp
    • 2
  1. 1.Burnley CollegeUK
  2. 2.North Manchester CollegeUSA

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