Table of Contents:  Blueprint Reading

Blueprint Reading for the Construction Trades is divided into three parts, each building the skills acquired to read and visualize the information contained in blueprints.

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1 Chapter 1 PREPARATION FOR VISUALIZATION Progress Chart and Sketching Techniques
Progress chart
Introduction
Sketching
Horizontal lines
Vertical lines
Lines at various angles inclined
Lines between two points
Circles
Ellipses

Chapter 2 Dimensions, Scales, and Scale Rules
Introduction
English (Imperial) measure
Scale size
Scale rule
Measuring dimensions
Metric measure
Soft metric
Hard metric
Metric scales
Solutions

Chapter 3 Lines and Symbols
Introduction
Lines
Symbols
SECTION 2 Chapter 4 LEARNING TO VISUALIZE 
Orthographic Drawing
Introduction
The orthographic system
Front view
Right-side view
Plan view
Placement
Transferring information
Exercises
Solutions

Chapter 5 Isometric Drawing
Introduction
Theory
Positioning
Application
Identification
Practice
Folding box method
Sloped edges
Circles
Multiple views
Exercises
A step higher
Exercises
S
olutions

Chapter 6 Oblique and Perspective Drawing
Introduction
Oblique method
Rules
Advantages
Backwards dimensions
Exercise
Perspective method
Basic concepts
Basic ingredients
Two-point perspective
Three-point perspective
Exercises
Solutions

Chapter 7 Sections
Introduction
Function of sections
Mechanical objects
Exercises
Construction sections
Section numbering systems
Vertical and horizontal sections
Offset sections
Horizontal sections
Floor-plan-as-section concept
Solutions
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SECTION 3 Chapter 8 USING VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES Construction Drawing Set
Introduction
Instruction
The first step
The second step
Visualizing shape and size of the structure
Use of sections in visualization
Special room relationships
Exterior elevations
Solutions

Chapter 9 The Test
Introduction
Instruction
Calculating areas
Calculating volumes
Stair design
Rough and finished openings
Passive solar house test
Test instructions
Weighted value of answers
Text questions
Solutions

Index

Appendix
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