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INFORMATION SHEET 4.2.

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IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET SYMBOLS USED IN THE DRAWING
Symbols permit consistency in the way dimensions and tolerances are specified, and
each symbol has a clearly defined meaning. Symbols take less time to apply on a drawing than
would be required to state the same requirements with words
GENERAL SYMBOLS General symbols are used with dimensions to clarify the requirement defined
by a dimension value and to minimize the number of words or abbreviations placed on a

drawing.

TASK SHEET 4.2.3


Directions: Identify and interpret the illustration below. Label the symbols being used in
the figure and give its usage.
You will be assessed using the following criteria.

Criteria

Score

Description

Identified 8

10

Outstanding

Identified 6-7

Very Satisfactory

Identified 4-5

Satisfactory

Identified 2-3

Fair Satisfactory

Identified 0-1

Did Not Meet


Expectations

EVALUATION SHEET 4.2.3


Directions: Match Column A with Column B. Write only the letter of the correct answer
on a separate sheet of paper.
Column A
1. A symbol is placed in front of any dimension value
that is a diameter.
2. A symbol combined with a diameter symbol
is placed in front of a specified counterbore or
spotface diameter.
3. The symbol combined with a diameter symbol is
placed in front of a specified countersink diameter.
4. A downward-pointing arrow is used for the depth
symbol, and it is placed in front of the depth value in
such applications as for counterbore and hole depths.
5. A symbol used in place of one of the arrowheads on a
dimension line indicates the origin for measurement.

Column B
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.

6. A symbol placed in front of dimensions for square features.


7. Parentheses enclosing a dimension value indicates the dimension
8. It indicates the shown value is the distance measure along the
defined arc.
h.
i.

g.

j.

Answer Key
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