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1

T or F: When looking at a print that contains scaled dimensions and written dimensions, the scaled dimensions should always be used.

False

2

T or F: The ruler is a hand-held device used to layout repetitive distances on prints.

False

3

T or F: Standard practice should be used when installing a device in a wall when the mounting height is not listed on the print or in the job specifications.

True

4

T or F: NICET is the responsible organization for standardization of symbols.

False

5

Multiple Choice:
Symbols are used on blueprints for which of the following reasons:
a. standardize notations d. simplify
b. update e. revise
c. save space f. clarify

A, C, D and F

6

Which of the following are reasons for the use of symbols on prints?
a. easier to read c. standardize notation
b. save space d. simplify notation

B, C and D

7

Which scale is based on tenths or hundredths of an inch?

decimal

8

Which scale uses the 1/2 or 1/4 size concept?

mechanical

9

Which scale most often used for large plot plans has a scale like 1" = 50'?

civl

10

Which scale that is often the most common on prints used in the building trades has a scale like 1/4" or 1/8" = 1'?

architect

11

The distance an object is from a known ____ point on a print is defined by the location dimensions.
a. feature c. starting
b. reference d. base

B - reference

12

The hand-held device used to draw circles is the ______.

compass

13

The hand-held instrument used to layout irregular angles is the ______.

protractor

14

The print that shows the location of the structure relative to the lot, road, or to other structures is the ______.

site plan

15

Match:
a. Lists current, voltage, and load information for circuits and circuit breakers.
b. Lists lighting or motor control information by room, circuit designation, and contractor or connections.
c. Includes information relating to window and door size, shape, material, and ordering information.
d. Used to determine the voltage, current and power requirements for motors and other electrical equipment as well as wire sizes and run information for the various machinery.
e. Gives pertinent information regarding walls, ceilings, and floors for each room.

_____ panel schedule
_____ room schedule
_____ window and door schedule
_____ control schedule
_____ equipment schedule

A panel schedule
E room schedule
C window and door schedule
B control schedule
D equipment schedule

16

What is a legend used for on a blueprint?

Used to define or explain a symbol.

17

Who are the only three people who can make or "OK" changes to a job specification?

architect, engineer, owner

18

What is the difference between an isometric and oblique projection?

Isometric: all angles are 120 degrees and are 30 degrees off horizon.
Oblique: similar, but front view is parallel to main surface.

19

Where can a person find what a print symbol means that is unknown?

AWSI book

20

When print changes are made by an architect or engineer, what should be done?

move new prints, dump old

21

What is the general purpose of notes that relate to blueprint reading?

more detail

22

Describe the function of object lines.

boundaries

23

Describe the function of a cutting plane line.

indicates where drawing cut for section view

24

Describe the function of extension and dimension lines.

extension: extend feature to be dimensioned
dimension: dots or slashes which connect the extension lines

25

Describe the function of the riser diagram

shows relationship of electrical distribution system

26

What computer program is used for most drawings in our industry and why?

CAD - allows for easy changes, accurate, uniformity

27

Define job specifications

detailed job requirements

28

Define Addendum

Change to prints or specs before bids open

29

Define Revision

dated change to blueprints or specs

30

Define Change Order

Change relating to a construction project that occurs after bids open.

31

Define As-Built

Set of drawings that indicates exactly how the job was completed.

32

Define legend notation: MC

Main cross connect

33

Define legend notation: ER

Equipment Room

34

Define legend notation: TC

Telephone closets

35

Define legend notation: WA

Work areas

36

Define legend notation: S

Station equipment

37

Define legend notation: EF

Entrance facilities

38

Define legend notation: IC

Intermediate cross-connects

39

Define legend notation: X

Cross-connect

40

EOL

End of line

41

What is the function of auxiliary views?

View of an object looking from an angle to show the actual size of a surface.

42

What is the function of a section view?

Scaled drawing created to a larger scale to provide additional information.

43

What is the function of isometric pictorial views?

3-D view to help understand

44

What is the function of a perspective view?

Pictoral view of an object showing three views simultaneously that is drawn as the human eye would view.

45

List the three most common types of prints and identify which is the most commonly used by the electrician.

1. Site plan
2. Floor plan (use mostly by electrician)
3. Elevation

46

Essay: When you cannot find the mounting height for a piece of equipment on the prints or in the job specification, what should you do?

When in doubt, fall back to the shop standard.