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Print Reading and Engineering Drawing Format – Virtual Training

March 16 @ 8:30 am - March 17 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Registration is now closed. If you are interested in registering for this training, please contact cconnelly@catalystconnection.org.

This virtual training will be held two half days from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. March 16 & 17, 2021.

The foundational skills required to effectively understand and utilize information in drawings for manufacturing processes.

Course Objectives

Participants are introduced to the foundational aspects of reading and interpreting technical drawings.  At completion of the course, the participants will be equipped to identify and understand key information included on engineering prints.

Course Overview

The course will be conducted virtually using using a combination of instructor lead presentation material, student workbook exercises, and group discussions to cover the material.  If possible, students are encouraged to have electronic drawing samples to aid in applying concepts to their particular needs.

 Course Outline

The major topics will include:

  1. Engineering Drawing Format
  2. Line Conventions
  3. Drawing Views: Orthographic, Section, and Auxiliary
  4. Detail and Assembly Drawings
  5. Manufacturing Terms, Specifications and Callouts
  6. General Dimensioning Practices
  7. GD&T Introductory Overview
  8. Surface Texture, Threads, and Welding

Who Should Attend

This foundational course is recommended for those with a need to understand engineering prints: production staff (assemblers, fabricators, welders, etc) and other manufacturing roles (estimators, quality technicians, inspectors, etc), particularly those new to the manufacturing field.

Course Materials

Course includes a reference guide/exercise book that will be mailed to registrants in advance of the course.  A certification of attendance will be provided upon completion.

About the Trainer

Matt Minner, Senior Technical Consultant Matt has over fifteen years working in heavy equipment and manufacturing sectors, with extensive experience working with engineering and manufacturing teams to resolve problems as they arose with products in the field.  Matt has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Virginia Tech. He also has extensive experience working in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.


March 16 @ 8:30 am
March 17 @ 12:30 pm
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Matt Minner


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Pittsburgh, PA United States + Google Map