Working Drawings Handbook

Working Drawings Handbook

2nd Edition - January 1, 1986

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  • Author: Keith Styles
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141060

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Working Drawings Handbook focuses on the principles, styles, methodologies, and approaches involved in drawings. The book first takes a look at the structure of information, types of drawing, and draftsmanship. Discussions focus on dimensioning, drawing conventions, techniques, materials, drawing reproduction, location drawing, component and sub-component drawings, assembly drawing, schedule, pictorial views, and structure of working drawings. The manuscript then ponders on working drawing management and other methods. Topics include planning the set, drawing register, drawing office programming, and introducing new methods. Building elements and external features, conventions for doors and windows, symbols indicating materials, electrical, telecommunications, and fire symbols, and non-active lines and symbols are also discussed. The book is a fine reference for draftsmen and researchers interested in studying the elements of drawing.

Table of Contents

  • 1 The Structure of Information

    The Problem

    The Structure of Working Drawings

    2 Types of Drawing

    The Location Drawing

    Component Drawings

    Sub-Component Drawings

    The Assembly Drawing

    The Schedule

    Pictorial Views


    3 Draughtsmanship

    Drawing Reproduction



    Drawing Conventions



    4 Working Drawing Management

    The Objective

    Pre-Requisites for Stage F

    Planning the Set

    The Drawing Register

    Other Consultants' Drawings

    Drawing Office Programming

    Introducing New Methods

    5 Other Methods

    Towards the Future

    Appendix 1 Building Elements and External Features

    Appendix 2 Conventions for Doors and Windows

    Appendix 3 Symbols Indicating Materials

    Appendix 4 Electrical, Telecommunications and Fire Symbols

    Appendix 5 Non-Active Lines and Symbols

Product details

  • No. of pages: 140
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Architectural Press 1986
  • Published: January 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Architectural Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141060

About the Author

Keith Styles

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Chartered Architect. Formerly a partner in a London architectural practice, UK.

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