Figure 7.6 shows a typical exploded assembly drawing; these drawings are prepared to assist in the correct understanding of the various component positions in an assembly. Generally a pictorial type of projection is used, so that each part will be shown in three dimensions. Exploded views are invaluable when undertaking servicing and maintenance work on all forms of plant and appliances. Car manuals and do-it-yourself assembly kits use such drawings, and these are easily understood. As well as an aid to construction, an exploded assembly drawing suitably numbered can also be of assistance in the ordering of spare parts; components are more easily recognizable in a pictorial projection, especially by people without training in the reading of technical drawings.
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