how to read isometric drawings


How to Read a GM Vin Number

GM vehicles, like all other vehicles, have a vehicle identification number (VIN) that provides a unique identifier for each vehicle. The VIN is stamped onto a plate attached to the left side of the vehicle’s dashboard and can be most easily viewed from the outside of the vehicle by looking through the front window. A […]



How to Read PDF Files in Unix

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format that creates a two dimensional document that has the images, fonts and text embedded in it. This allows the document to look the same irrespective of the software, hardware or operating system used to create or view the file. This format was created by Adobe in […]



How to Read a Reverse Mortgage Statement

Reverse mortgages, available to homeowners 62 and older who have equity in their home, allow homeowners to get cash from that equity without selling their home — and without making monthly payments as long as the homeowners are still using the home as their principal residence. It works similarly to taking out a line of […]



How to Write a Thesis Statement for a Literary Analysis Essay

A literary analysis essay discusses a particular aspect of a work of literature. It essentially presents an argument or an interpretation about that work. Developing a clear, concise thesis for a literary analysis essay is highly important in guiding the reader through the essay and expressing your interpretation of the work. There is much preliminary […]



3 Tips for Reading Cosmetic Labels

eHow Style Blog Cosmetic labels and ingredient lists can be quite confusing and intimidating, especially when they are filled with claims and?unpronounceable words. But it’s important to learn to read labels so you know what you are putting on your body and can verify if a product is really worth the money. Here are three […]



How to Read a Diode or Resistor

Diodes ensure that current flows in just one direction. Resistors control how much current flows through a circuit. Both are marked with colored stripes that mean nothing to a person who doesn’t understand how to read them. Here’s how to decipher the markings. Look for the marking – a colored stripe – on the diode […]



How to Sight-Read Choir Music

Most choral groups require their members to sight-read music. Sight reading requires the ability to look at an unfamiliar piece of written music and sing the notes assigned to the singer’s part. It calls for a knowledge of musical notation and a good ear for rhythm and intervals. As with any other art, learning to […]



How to Read pH in an Antifreeze Test

Antifreeze is specifically designed to protect a car’s engine from overheating and corrosion. The antifreeze removes heat from the car engine to prevent overheating. Antifreeze also has an agent that protects the engine against corrosion. Monitoring the pH of the antifreeze makes sure that the antifreeze is still protecting the engine. A too-low pH causes […]



How to Read Clarinet Music

When reading clarinet sheet music, it’s important to know that the clarinet reads from the treble staff. Learn how to read a treble staff with help from an elementary school music teacher in this free video on clarinets.



How to Read a Propane Gas Meter

Gas meters measure the flow and usage of either propane or natural gas. These meters use different measurement systems, but the most common types of meters used for propane gas are the rotary meters containing several dials and multiple pointer clock hands, or the digital readout meters. The digital meters are the easiest to read […]



How to Read a Profit & Loss Statement

A profit and loss statement shows all the expenditures and income for a business during a specified period of time. A profit and loss statement can be confusing to read by someone who’s never seen one before. However, once you understand what the items on the statement mean, it becomes much simpler to read. How […]



How to Read a Teleprompter

Standing in front of an inanimate object and reading a script sounds simple. Add to that creating a connection with a group of people you cannot see to the mix, and suddenly it becomes quite difficult. While television personalities often make it look easy, they spend endless hours practicing to perfect the art. Look Ahead […]



How to Read Motorcycle Tire Sizes

Keeping good tires on your motorcycle is one of the main safety precautions you can take. If anything is wrong with either of your tires, you could end up in a serious accident. Putting the right tire on your motorcycle is just as important as maintaining your motorcycle tire. There are a variety of numbers […]



How to Read an Engineer’s Elevation Pole

An engineer’s elevation pole, better known as a grade rod, has large marks indicating feet and inches, making it easy to read from a distance. You can also extend them for taking readings at elevations much lower than where the builder’s level is set. The task of finding elevations is relative in nature, which means […]



How to Read HVAC Wiring Diagrams

If you are unfamiliar with the process of reading HVAC, or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning wiring diagrams, then fixing your own furnace may seem like trying to read Greek or Egyptian without some kind of translator. However, if you learn a few basic symbols and terms, you will be able to read HVAC wiring […]



How to Read GPS Coordinates

How to Read GPS Coordinates. The 27 (24 active and 3 backups) satellites making up the GPS network over earth send microwave signals at light speed to communicate positions. For years, the military has used GPS coordinates to locate people, targets, set navigation and establish meeting places. Today, people use GPS for hiking, driving, SCUBA […]



How to Use a SIM Card Reader

You have a fingernail-sized SIM card in your cell phone with all of your contacts’ information stored on it. Don’t you think it’s time to back it up? A nifty device called a USB SIM card reader can help you avoid Murphy’s law of losing everything. If you want to make sure your contacts and […]



How to Read Percussion Sheet Music

You can learn drumming by ear, but learning to read percussion sheet music will help you grow as a musician. Often, drumming requires you to play intricate rhythms on several drums at once. Percussion sheet music makes it easier for you to learn from other, more-experienced musicians and allows you to precisely write down the […]