Engineering Drawings

Engineering Drawing Standards BS8888 Event


South West College are hosting a seminar on Engineering Drawing Standards BS8888. The course is aimed at Engineers, CAD technicians and anyone involved in the creation of engineering drawings and technical documentation.

BS8888 has been the standard for technical drawing and technical product documentation since 2000 after superseding the original standard BS308 established in 1927. It’s a technical language that ensures engineers and designers can effectively convey their requirements to manufacturers and fabricators. When correctly deployed is will reduce errors and rework and reduce manufacturing costs.


Tommy Foreman Invest NI
Presenter: Tommy Foreman – Technology Officer Invest Northern Ireland

The course will be interactive and engaging, with opportunities for discussion.


  • Importance of Engineering Drawing Standards
  • Do we need global standards?
  • Understanding the roles of engineers, technicians, manufacturers
  • Technical documentation language and how it’s misunderstood
  • Cost of non-compliance & impact on product safety
  • Move towards Model Based Definition
  • Impact on ISO 9001 audits on welded structures
  • Top ten improvements to your drawings
  • Technical language easily misunderstood
  • Technical Document layout
  • First or third angle projection
  • Tolerances
  • Impact GT&D
  • Examples of simple errors and mistakes
  • Establishing a uniform design output
  • Defining a design technical manual
  • Uniform layout of drawing sheets to aid manufacture