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BS 8888 Technical Product Documentation (TPD)
Specification for defining, specifying and graphically representing products.
Note: The current edition is BS 8888:2011
This British Standard supersedes BS308-1:1993, BS308-2:1985 and BS308-3:1990, which are all withdrawn. Drawing conventions which applied to BS 308-1'2'3 in general
also apply to the European Standards referenced in BS 8888.
An important difference between BS 308 and BS 8888 is in the marking of
the decimal place. In BS308 the decimal place is indicated with a
decimal point. In BS 8888 the decimal place is indicated with a comma
with each group of three digits from the decimal provided with a space e.g. 14 234,012 8 .
BS 8888 Book
British Standards are supplying a book which provides clear information on the application of BS 8888
this costs £30,0 . The book is titled
This is obtained from
This book is also obtained from Amazon ref. The Essential Guide to Technical Product Specification: Engineering Drawing
-ordered through this link, I get a small gift if you order from my website
In Appendix A of BS 8888 a list of Nominative reference standards is provided. These standards contain the detailed requirements which must by met for claiming complience with BS 8888. The pages linked below include the majority of these standards
Links Providing information on Drawing
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Last Updated 17/01/2013