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  1. Years 9-10
  2. Graphics Technology
  3. Activities
  4. Engineering Drawing - Item and Assembly Drawings
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Engineering Drawing - Item and Assembly Drawings

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 5 (end of Year 10)
Grade A Bailey   Ricky  

Description of activity

Working from a supplied exploded pictorial view of a vee block and clamp, students will produce detailed item drawings of each individual component and an itemised assembly drawing incorporating a fully sectioned front view.


Students are undertaking the study of the Engineering Drawing option module. This activity, which takes place midway through the unit, has a focus on holding and clamping devices commonly found in school workshops. Students have had prior instruction and experience in the development and production of detail and assembly drawings including the representation of common engineering elements such as screw threads.


A student:

5.1.1 communicates ideas graphically using freehand sketching and accurate drafting techniques

5.2.1 designs and produces a range of graphical presentations

5.3.1 identifies, interprets, selects and applies graphics conventions, standards and procedures in graphical communications

5.6.1 demonstrates the application of graphics to a range of industrial, commercial and personal settings.

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • produce engineering drawings from a pictorial view
  • apply engineering drawing standards related to:
    • general drafting procedures: line-work, page layout, etc
    • dimensioning
    • representation of engineering features and elements: threads, knurls
    • sectional views
    • itemisation and parts lists.
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