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Curved Surfaces and Centerlines . Sections 11.02 and 10.07 of Text . Objectives . Understand how curved surfaces will appear in each viewing plane. Create orthographic projections of objects with curved surfaces. Correctly use center marks and center lines to add clarity to drawings. .

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### Curved Surfaces and Centerlines

Sections 11.02 and 10.07 of Text

• Understand how curved surfaces will appear in each viewing plane.

• Create orthographic projections of objects with curved surfaces.

• Correctly use center marks and center lines to add clarity to drawings.

• Similarly to the way inclined surfaces appear as an inclined edge in one view, curved surfaces will appear as a curved edge in one view and as a plane in the two remaining views.

• The figure below shows an orthographic projection of a cylinder

• Centerlines and centermarks are used to denote the center of a circular or cylindrical feature.

Centerlines

Visible extents of cylinder

Centermark

Circular end of Cylinder

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• In order to help others understand your drawings, it is necessary to include centerlines and centermarks.

• A centerline alerts readers that the edges next to the centerline may be optical limits of a curved surface and not true sharp edges.

• This case occurs every time a curved surface is shown as a plane.

• The most common occurrence of a curved surface in engineering drawings is a hole with hidden and center lines.

• Centerlines are drawn by alternating long and short dashes along the length of the center of the cylinder or a circular hole.

Hidden

lines

• Centermarks show the center of a circular feature.

This arc is 180°

• Centerline and centermarks are used where the arc of a surface is 180° or greater.

• Note that both centerlines and centermarks extend past the extents of the circle or circular feature.

Center line

Centermark

This arc is 90°

Centermark, note the extension lines

Visible limit of arc

Hidden lines

Center line

Hidden

lines

Center lines

• Visible lines takes precedence over all other lines

• Hidden lines take precedence over center lines

• Center lines have lowest precedence

• In this drawing, a visible line overlies a centermark.

• Notice that the extension lines from the centermark are still visible.

• Use this time to practice making orthographic projections from objects with curved surfaces.

• Do not forget to include centerlines and centermarks as needed!

• In class assignment