How to Read Mechanical Blueprints?

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Blueprints can be architectural, electrical, or mechanical, and the symbols used does not necessarily translate from one field to the other. 
For mechanical, you'll begin by learning to recognize a solid line as 'visible', a dotted line as 'hidden', and a zigzag line as a break, often used to reduce the size of a drawing. An extensive guide can be found here: www.scribd.com
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For all blueprints even mechanical ones you will need the page or locate on each page what symbols represents. Without knowing or having the key to this you won't be able to understand the blueprint. For more information look here: Learn to Read Mechanical and other types of Blueprints www.ehow.com;
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