Selection of dimensions

United States, 1947

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Episode of Series “Engineering Drawing”

Introduces the principles which govern the choice of dimensions. These principles are shown to be based on two factors: (1) the functional characteristics of the object, which includes consideration of the accuracy demanded and the relation of the portion to other elements of the unit or machine; and (2) the manufacturing methods used in making the object.


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McGraw-Hill Films






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Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Dimensions

Crafts & Visual Arts → Dimensions

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Engineering - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Dimensions

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Engineering - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Engineering drawings

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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