Create part and assembly drawings

Use the Part and Assembly Drawing template to draft the following:

Assembly drawings

Working drawing and detail assembly drawing of mechanical device

Welding drawings

Outline of mechanical device with two welding symbols indicating the type of welding joint and welding process

Fasteners and springs

Layout of two types of cap screw fasteners with dimensions

  1. On the File menu, point to New, point to Engineering, and then click Part And Assembly Drawing.

This drawing type opens a scaled drawing page in landscape orientation Wide page. You can change page, ruler, and grid settings at any time.

  1. Drag shapes from Drawing Tool Shapes onto the drawing page to draw outlines of objects. For example, draw a belt system with the Circle tangents and Arc tangents shapes, and use the Rounded rectangle shape to represent tanks or vessels.

ShowUse the Circle Tangents and Arc Tangents shapes

  1. From Drawing Tool Shapes, drag either the Circle tangents or Arc tangents shape onto the drawing page.

 Note   Use these shapes to draw belt systems, as shown in the illustration.

  1. To resize a circle or change the radius of an arc, drag the control handles Control handle image - yellow diamond.
  2. To change the length of a tangent line, drag an endpoint (Begin point image - green square with X inside or End point image, which is plus sign in a green square ).
  3. When drawing belt systems, glue the endpoints of one shape to the endpoints of another.

Belt systems using Arc Tangents and Circle Tangents shapes

Draw belt systems using Arc tangents shapes (1) and Circle tangents shapes (2).

ShowUse the Rounded Rectangle shape

  1. From Drawing Tool Shapes, drag the Rounded rectangle shape onto the drawing page.

 Note   Use the Rounded rectangle shape to represent a tank or vessel, as shown in the illustration.

  1. To change the roundness of the ends, drag the control handle Control handle image - yellow diamond.
  2. To resize the rectangle, drag the selection handles Selection handle image.

Tank with valve created with the Rounded rectangle shape and other drawing tools

Tank with valve created with the Rounded rectangle shape and other drawing tools.

  1. Drag shapes from Fasteners 1, Fasteners 2, and Springs And Bearings onto the drawing page. You can enter data for these shapes.

ShowEnter shape data

  1. Select the shape, and then on the Shape menu, click Shape Data.
  2. In the Shape Data dialog box, click in each data field and type or select a value.
  1. Add dimensions to your drawing by dragging shapes from Dimensioning-Engineering onto the drawing.
  2. Add datum feature symbols and feature control frames.

ShowAdd a datum feature symbol

  1. From Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, drag one of the datum shapes onto the drawing page.
  2. To change the text in the datum shape, double-click the shape, select the text you want to replace, and then type.

 Note   On the Format menu, click Text to format the shape's text.

 Tip   To see a tip about a control handle Control handle image - yellow diamond for a selected shape, pause the pointer over the handle.

ShowCreate a feature control frame

  1. From Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, drag one of the datum frame shapes onto the drawing page.
  2. Open the group window by double-clicking the datum frame shape.

 Note   If necessary, tile the windows so that you can see the shapes.

  1. From Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, drag geometric characteristic symbols, such as Flatness, into the leftmost box of the datum frame shape in the group window.
  2. To change the text in the datum frame shape, double-click the shape, select the text you want to replace, and then type.
  3. Close the group window to return to the drawing page.
  1. Add welding symbols to your drawing.

ShowCreate a welding symbol

  1. From Welding Symbols, drag one of the arrow shapes onto the drawing page.

Position the arrow shape so that the arrow (leader) is pointing to the weld joint.

  1. Configure the arrow shape by doing one or both of the following things:
    • Add a weld-all-around symbol by right-clicking the arrow shape and choosing Show All Around Circle.
    • Add a tail to the reference line by right-clicking the arrow shape and choosing Show Tail.
  2. Open the arrow shape group window by double-clicking the arrow shape.

 Note   If necessary, tile the windows so that you can see the shapes.

  1. From Welding Symbols, drag weld symbols onto the arrow shape in the group window. From Annotations, drag shapes into the group window.

Glue weld symbols and annotation symbols to the guides in the group window so the symbols will remain properly located if you resize the arrow.

  1. To change the text of a weld symbol shape or an annotation, double-click the shape, select the text you want to replace, and then type.
  2. To return to the drawing page, close the group window.
 
 
Applies to:
Visio 2007