Category: Engineering Drawings

by Seth Elder on April 27, 2021.

In this video, we respond to a question asking how using GD&T can affect internal or vendor-provided manufacturing and inspection processes. It is important to remember that the goal of GD&T is to better communicate the functional requirements of the part. Functional requirements are often related to how a part is assembled to other parts,…

by GD&T Basics on January 6, 2021.

Surface finish can be a confusing subject, especially when it comes to units or the difference between Ra and Rz. In this article, we will provide a broad overview and answer some of the most commonly asked questions… What is Surface Finish? Surface finish is the term used to describe the texture of a surface,…

by Saif Afridi on September 28, 2020.

Engineer Essentials, owner of GD&T Basics, has launched the Engineering Drawing Basics course for all those eager to upskill themselves or brush up on their basics. See what one of our learners has to say about this course…. “If you cannot interpret an engineering drawing, there is no place for you in a professional engineering…

by Crystal Bemis on August 5, 2020.

How do you create a quality design, but at the same time, keep cost and ease of production in mind? In this article we will examine three key areas in designing for manufacturability and give you several tips to get started. What is “Design for Manufacturability?” “Design for manufacturability” is also known as “design for…

by Brandon John on July 22, 2020.

We would like to shed light on an interesting discussion stemming from a question asked in our Engineering Drawing Basics Course. A student shared their viewpoint about the correct use of centerlines in engineering drawings, which was a bit conservative as they were missing a key application of this essential drawing feature. Since questions about…