Blueprint Reading

Impact on the Organization

The ability to read blueprints and engineering drawings is a crucial skill in manufacturing, and necessary to the success of quality improvements such as reducing scrap and costly rework. Mastery of these skills can greatly affect your company’s bottom line and profitability. In this course, participants learn the importance of engineering drawings and the skills to successfully interpret them. The result – production of high-quality products at the lowest possible price.

Learning Objectives

  • Pre-Test and Shop Math Introduction.
  • Order of Operations, Fractions, Decimals.
  • Triangle and Circle Geometry.
  • Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Dimensioning and Orthographic Views.
  • Inch and Metric Measurements.
  • Section Views.
  • Screw Thread Designations.
  • Auxiliary Views I.
  • GDT Overview .
  • Spurs (Optional).
  • Welding Symbols (Optional).
  • Final and Graduation.

Program Description

The blueprint reading training program discusses the basic elements of a blueprint and reviews the associated shop math skills. It introduces the concepts which students must master to successfully interpret engineering drawings used in an industrial environment. A Pre-Test can be given, if desired, but no prior knowledge of blueprint reading is assumed. The course covers a basic review of shop mathematics, the fundamental rules of blueprints, the different views, dimensions, tolerances and use of measuring tools such as rulers and protractors. An introduction to some fundamental Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts are also presented. A textbook and calculator are required for the course.

Time Investment

60 hours


This program can be customized to include your organization’s procedures, policies, cases, examples and terminology. Kindly inquire about these consulting services.