Hi Everyone! I am wondering if there is a good standard or any good examples of the type of drawings to put in the engineering notebook. Scale, how detailed, etc would be helpful
There is no “rule” as to how you should draw or what is really expected in your drawings, but I try to make my drawings as to scale as possible. You can always use printed photos and add them to your notebook. I would suggest that if you are sketching out a certain mechanism that is small or not a huge part of your build, you should solely draw that mechanism and describe how it works and the benefits of adding them.
Ok. For a bigger thing like a base, or a 4 bar lift, would you suggest writing that a line equals 1 cube on the grid or something like that?
If your using graph paper it may be a good idea to count the holes on a c-channel and maybe draw 3/5 of that c-channel on the graph paper. Pictures are good to accompany with that and drawings make a good description for the picture.
Ok. Thank you! This is really helpful. You are a good artist btw
Is that 1:1 scale, or is it smaller then it is in person?
I used a 1:1 scale when drawing the wheel, motors, and gear, but in between the ends I drew as much space as I had on my page. So we used a 1x3x35 c-channel but I drew 23 holes. It’s really up to you.
Ok. Thank you. Please tell your team mate to chill