Mechanical drawings


Mechanical drawings are done on standard paper sheet from A4 (210mm X 297mm) up to A1 (841mm X 594mm). Before the actual drawing is placed on the paper, other information is included. The things that should be included are as follows:

  • a border
  • a title block (bottom of page).

The title block contains at least the following information:

  • company or organisation name
  • title for the drawing
  • size of the paper
  • drawing number
  • date the drawing was done
  • sheet number and number of sheets (pages)
  • projection system used.

If you or your organisation create a number of mechanical drawings then it is worth having a blank drawing sheet or template, like the two samples shown.


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Sample standard blank drawing sheet in portrait layout

Portrait layout template




Sample standard blank drawing sheet in landscape layout

Landscape layout template