Technical Drawing Workshop

Organizational Unit

The principal functions of the Technical Drawing Workshop are the elaboration of UNE compliant technical drawings, as well as the measurement of parts and producing sketches, explosion drawings, assembly drawings, dimensioning, 3D solid generation and instrument design. The workshop has an area of 87 square meters and is split into three parts. The first and most important is the area occupied by the technical staff where there are three CAD enabled work stations and space for measuring pieces, components and instruments. A second area is used for plotting, photocopying, cutting and folding plans and for printing high quality large format black and white and color images. Finally, an area is used for archiving and storage.

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