What are the best methods for drafting rivets in assembly drawings? (Notes, symbols, ect.)
I haven't heard of it but that doesn't make it right or wrong. I tend to model or download those things that I would use on a BOM or need to show some assembly structure for manufacturing. If a note works for you, use it.
Kevin, you could and notes or do a "block" that represents a rivet or just model one and add it the assembly.
Right now I just have them added to the bom with the recomended material thickness noted in the description, but i did some research and found that in the aerospace industry they usually use a rivet call out. So i guess my question is now, is this method actually in a drafting standard or is it only exclusive to that industry?
I think i will stick with the notes then for now. Thanks again for your help.
NAS523 is the standard you are looking for. You can buy the latest revision here: http://www.techstreet.com/cgi-bin/detail?doc_no=NAS|523&product_id=1032332
To answer your question about scope, as far as I know it is unique to the aerospace industry. It should also be noted that its use is also not universal with the industry. Some companies require its use, others use it out of convenience. If you have ever designed sheet metal assemblies requiring thousands of rivets you know how useful having NAS523 is, and how much cleaner drawings look because of it.
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