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Mechanical Drawing Symbols

Mechanical Drawing Symbols

Mechanical Drawings are the special type of technical diagrams that visualize the structure of complex systems and illustrate the information about ventilation, heating, air conditioning, i.e. HVAC systems. These drawings are created on the base of floor plans and reflected ceiling plans, and then become an obligatory part of construction project which is needed directly for construction a building and for receiving a permit on it. Mechanical drawings and diagrams help effectively represent construction, technical and engineering solutions, and also schematics of different mechanical equipment. ConceptDraw PRO vector drawing software enhanced with Mechanical Engineering solution from Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides wide set of effective drawing tools, predesigned mechanical drawing symbols, templates, samples and examples. Use of standardized and recognized mechanical vector symbols helps you design understandable mechanical drawings, diagrams and mechanical engineering schematics. Read more
The vector stencils library "Valve assembly" contains 141 symbols of pressure and flow regulators, flow direction indicators, controls, and symbols to design flow paths of control valves.
Use these valve assembly shapes to design the engineering drawings of hydraulic and pneumatic valve assemblies in fluid power systems.
"Control valves are valves used to control conditions such as flow, pressure, temperature, and liquid level by fully or partially opening or closing in response to signals received from controllers that compare a "setpoint" to a "process variable" whose value is provided by sensors that monitor changes in such conditions.
The opening or closing of control valves is usually done automatically by electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic actuators. Positioners are used to control the opening or closing of the actuator based on electric, or pneumatic signals.
A control valve consists of three main parts in which each part exist in several types and designs: Valve's actuator, Valve's positioner, Valve's body.
" [Control valves. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Mechanical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Valve assembly symbols
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Technical Drawing Software

In conditions of rapidly developing and progressing modern technologies in various fields of science and technics, a powerful specialized software is very popular and highly demanded today. In this area particularly valuable is a technical drawing software. ConceptDraw PRO is a unique professional vector diagramming software for business and technical drawing. Enhanced with powerful drawing tools of Mechanical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, it is ideal for designing Technical Drawings, Electrical Schematics, Mechanical Systems Drawings, Plumbing Drawings, Structural Drawings, Architectural Drawings, Circuit Diagrams, and many other types of technical diagrams and schematics of any degree of complexity and any level of detailing. Included numerous predesigned mechanical engineering and technical drawing objects and symbols make a technical drawing process as simple as possible. Besides, ConceptDraw PRO offers extensive export capabilities that promote the active exchange of ideas and results with colleagues and other stakeholders. Read more
The vector stencils library "Terminals and connectors" contains 43 element symbols of terminals, connectors, plugs, polarized connectors, jacks, coaxial cables, and conductors.
Use it for drawing the wiring diagrams, electrical layouts, electronic schematics, and circuit diagrams.
"An electrical connector is an electro-mechanical device for joining electrical circuits as an interface using a mechanical assembly. Connectors consist of plugs (male-ended) and jacks (female-ended). The connection may be temporary, as for portable equipment, require a tool for assembly and removal, or serve as a permanent electrical joint between two wires or devices. An adapter can be used to effectively bring together dissimilar connectors.
There are hundreds of types of electrical connectors. Connectors may join two lengths of flexible copper wire or cable, or connect a wire or cable or optical interface to an electrical terminal.
In computing, an electrical connector can also be known as a physical interface... Cable glands, known as cable connectors in the US, connect wires to devices mechanically rather than electrically and are distinct from quick-disconnects performing the latter." [Electrical connector. Wikipedia]
"A terminal is the point at which a conductor from an electrical component, device or network comes to an end and provides a point of connection to external circuits. A terminal may simply be the end of a wire or it may be fitted with a connector or fastener. In network analysis, terminal means a point at which connections can be made to a network in theory and does not necessarily refer to any real physical object. In this context, especially in older documents, it is sometimes called a "pole".
The connection may be temporary, as seen in portable equipment, may require a tool for assembly and removal, or may be a permanent electrical joint between two wires or devices.
All electric cell have two terminals. The first is the positive terminal and the second is the negative terminal. The positive terminal looks like a metal cap and the negative terminal looks like a metal disc. The current flows from the positive terminal, and out through the negative terminal, replicative of current flow (positive (+) to negative (-) flow)." [Terminal (electronics). Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Terminals and connectors" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Terminal and connector symbols
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UML Component Diagram. Design Elements

UML Component Diagram illustrates show components are wired together to larger components and software systems that shows the structure of arbitrarily complex systems. Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw PRO contains 13 vector stencils libraries with 393 interactive shapes that you can use to design your UML diagrams. To design a Component Diagram use the UML Component Diagram library. UML Component Diagram library contains 36 shapes Read more
The vector stencils library "Bank UML component diagram" contains 13 shapes for drawing UML component diagrams.
Use it for object-oriented modeling of your bank information system.
"A component is something required to execute a stereotype function. Examples of stereotypes in components include executables, documents, database tables, files, and library files.
Components are wired together by using an assembly connector to connect the required interface of one component with the provided interface of another component. This illustrates the service consumer - service provider relationship between the two components. ...
When using a component diagram to show the internal structure of a component, the provided and required interfaces of the encompassing component can delegate to the corresponding interfaces of the contained components. ...
This may have a visual stereotype in the top right of the rectangle of a small rectangle with two even smaller rectangles jutting out on the left.
The lollipop, a small circle on a stick represents an implemented or provided interface. The socket symbol is a semicircle on a stick that can fit around the lollipop. This socket is a dependency or needed interface." [Component diagram. Wikipedia]
This example of UML component diagram symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the ATM UML Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML component diagram symbols
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Mechanical Design Software

Mechanical design is a labour-intensive process. To facilitate the task of Mechanical Engineering Diagrams creating, ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software was extended with Mechanical Engineering solution from the Engineering area. Now, ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful Mechanical Design Software. Read more

How to Create a Mechanical Diagram

Mechanical Engineering drawing is a type of technical drawing that helps analyze complex engineering systems. Mechanical Engineering diagrams are often a set of detailed drawings used for engineering or construction projects.
Making Mechanical Engineering diagram involves many different elements that can be managed using ConceptDraw PRO. You can design elements for drawing parts, assembly, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems for mechanical engineering. With ConceptDraw PRO you can easily create and communicate the Mechanical Engineering diagram of any complexity. Read more
The vector stencils library "Transformers and windings" contains 29 element symbols of transformers, windings, couplers, metering devices, transductors, magnetic cores, chokes, and a variometer.
Use it to design the electromechanical device schematics and electronic circuit diagrams.
"A transformer is an electrical device that transfers energy between two circuits through electromagnetic induction. Transformers may be used in step-up or step-down voltage conversion, which 'transforms' an AC voltage from one voltage level on the input of the device to another level at the output terminals. This special function of transformers can provide control of specified requirements of current level as an alternating current source, or it may be used for impedance matching between mismatched electrical circuits to effect maximum power transfer between the circuits.
A transformer most commonly consists of two windings of wire that are wound around a common core to induce tight electromagnetic coupling between the windings. The core material is often a laminated iron core. The coil that receives the electrical input energy is referred to as the primary winding, while the output coil is called the secondary winding.
An alternating electric current flowing through the primary winding (coil) of a transformer generates an electromagnetic field in its surroundings and a varying magnetic flux in the core of the transformer. By electromagnetic induction this magnetic flux generates a varying electromotive force in the secondary winding, resulting in a voltage across the output terminals. If a load impedance is connected across the secondary winding, a current flows through the secondary winding drawing power from the primary winding and its power source." [Transformer. Wikipedia]
"An electromagnetic coil (or simply a "coil") is formed when a conductor is wound around a core or form to create an inductor or electromagnet. When electricity is passed through a coil, it generates a magnetic field. One loop of wire is usually referred to as a turn or a winding, and a coil consists of one or more turns. For use in an electronic circuit, electrical connection terminals called taps are often connected to a coil. Coils are often coated with varnish or wrapped with insulating tape to provide additional insulation and secure them in place. A completed coil assembly with one or more set of coils and taps is often called the windings.
Windings are used in transformers, electric motors, inductors, solenoids, loudspeakers, and many other applications." [Electromagnetic coil. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Transformers and windings" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Transformer and winding symbols
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Mechanical Engineering

ConceptDraw PRO is the best diagramming and vector drawing software. Now, enhanced with Mechanical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park it became ideal for creating: Technical Mechanical Drawings, Mechanical Engineering Diagrams, Pneumatic Schematics, Hydraulic Schemes, etc. Read more
The vector stenvils library "Outlets" contains 57 symbols of electrical outlets.
Use these shapes for drawing building interior design, electrical floor plans and layouts of AC power plugs and sockets in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
The vector stencils library "Outlets" is included in the Electric and Telecom Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Single Outlet
Single Outlet, single outlet,
Single Outlet and Switch
Single Outlet and Switch, single outlet, switch,
Emergency Circuit Single Outlet
Emergency Circuit Single Outlet, emergency circuit single outlet,
Duplex Convenience Outlet
Duplex Convenience Outlet, duplex convenience outlet,
Emergency Circuit Duplex Outlet
Emergency Circuit Duplex Outlet, emergency circuit duplex outlet,
Weatherproof Convenience Outlet
Weatherproof Convenience Outlet, weatherproof convenience outlet,
Range Outlet
Range Outlet, range outlet,
Switch and Convenience Outlet
Switch and Convenience Outlet, switch, convenience outlet,
Radio and Convenience Outlet
Radio and Convenience Outlet, radio, convenience outlet,
Radio Outlet
Radio Outlet, radio outlet,
Dedicated Duplex Outlet
Dedicated Duplex Outlet, dedicated duplex outlet,
Duplex Ground Fault Interrupter
Duplex Ground Fault Interrupter, duplex ground fault interrupter,
Split Wired Duplex Outlet
Split Wired Duplex Outlet, split wired, duplex outlet,
240v Outlet
240v Outlet, 240v outlet,
Floor Mounted Outlet
Floor Mounted Outlet, floor mounted, outlet,
Floor Special-purpose Outlet
Floor Special-purpose Outlet, floor special-purpose outlet,
Heavy Duty Outlet
Heavy Duty Outlet, heavy duty outlet,
Heavy Duty Outlet with Convenience Outlet
Heavy Duty Outlet with Convenience Outlet, heavy duty outlet, convenience outlet,
Triplex Outlet
Triplex Outlet, triplex outlet,
Split Wired Triplex Outlet
Split Wired Triplex Outlet, split wired, triplex outlet,
Quadruplex Outlet
Quadruplex Outlet, quadruplex outlet,
Emergency Circuit Quadruplex Outlet
Emergency Circuit Quadruplex Outlet, emergency circuit quadruplex outlet,
Special-purpose Outlet
Special-purpose Outlet, special-purpose outlet,
Duplex Special-purpose Outlet
Duplex Special-purpose Outlet, duplex special-purpose outlet,
Special-purpose connection or provision for connection
Special-purpose connection or provision for connection, special-purpose connection, provision for connection,
Multi-outlet Assembly
Multi-outlet Assembly, multi-outlet assembly,
Data/voice, Power Floor Mounted Outlet
Data/voice, Power Floor Mounted Outlet, data, voice, power, floor mounted, outlet,
Clock Hanger Outlet, Mounted
Clock Hanger Outlet, Mounted , clock hanger outlet, mounted ,
Blanked Outlet
Blanked Outlet, blanked outlet,
Drop Outlet
Drop Outlet, drop outlet,
Electrical Outlet
Electrical Outlet, electrical outlet,
Fan Outlet
Fan Outlet, fan outlet,
Junction Box
Junction Box, junction box,
Lamp Holder
Lamp Holder, lamp holder,
Lamp holder with pull switch
Lamp holder with pull switch, lamp holder, pull switch,
Pull Switch
Pull Switch, pull switch,
Vapor discharge lamp outlet
Vapor discharge lamp outlet, vapor discharge lamp outlet,
Exit Light Outlet
Exit Light Outlet, exit light outlet,
Floor Receptacle
Floor Receptacle, floor receptacle,
Telephone outlet
Telephone outlet, telephone outlet,
Floor Phone Outlet
Floor Phone Outlet, floor phone outlet,
Wall Phone Outlet
Wall Phone Outlet, wall phone outlet,
Weatherproof Phone Outlet
Weatherproof Phone Outlet, weatherproof phone outlet,
Phone Feed
Phone Feed, phone feed,
Computer Data Outlet
Computer Data Outlet, computer data outlet,
Television outlet
Television outlet, television outlet,
Floor TV Outlet
Floor TV Outlet, floor TV outlet,
TV Feed
TV Feed, TV feed,
Weatherproof TV Outlet
Weatherproof TV Outlet, weatherproof TV outlet,
TV and Phone Outlet
TV and Phone Outlet, TV, phone, outlet,
Door Phone Outlet
Door Phone Outlet, door phone outlet,
Fax Outlet
Fax Outlet, fax outlet,
Fiber Outlet
Fiber Outlet, fiber outlet,
Multi-Purpose Outlet
Multi-Purpose Outlet, multi-purpose outlet,
Local Area Network Outlet
Local Area Network Outlet, local area network outlet, LAN outlet,
Wall Mounted Data Outlet
Wall Mounted Data Outlet, wall mounted, data outlet,
Wall Mounted Data/Telephone Outlet
Wall Mounted Data/Telephone Outlet, wall mounted, data, telephone, outlet,
The design elements library Tables contains 27 symbols of tables.
Use the vector stencils library Tables to develop house floor plans, home designs, kitchen and dining room design and furniture layout of cafe or restaurant.
"A table is a form of furniture with a flat horizontal upper surface used to support objects of interest, for storage, show, and/or manipulation. The surface must be held stable; for reasons of simplicity, this is usually done by support from below by either a column, a "base", or at least three columnar "stands". In special situations, table surfaces may be supported from a nearby wall, or suspended from above.
Common design elements include:
top surfaces of various shapes, including rectangular, rounded, or semi-circular;
legs arranged in two or more similar pairs;
several geometries of folding table that can be collapsed into a smaller volume;
heights ranging up and down from the most common 18–30 inches (46–76 cm) range, often reflecting the height of chairs or bar stools used as seating for people making use of a table, as for eating or performing various manipulations of objects resting on a table;
presence or absence of drawers;
expansion of the surface by insertion of leaves or locking hinged drop leaf sections into horizontal position.
Desks are tables specifically intended for information-manipulation tasks, including writing and use of interactive electronics.
Tables of various shapes, heights, and sizes are designed for specific uses:
Dining room tables are designed to be used for formal dining.
Bedside tables, nightstands, or night tables are small tables used in a bedroom. They are often used for convenient placement of a small lamp, alarm clock, glasses, or other personal items.
Gateleg tables have one or two hinged leaves supported by hinged legs.
Coffee tables are low tables designed for use in a living room, in front of a sofa, for convenient placement of drinks, books, or other personal items.
Refectory tables are long tables designed to seat many people for meals.
Drafting tables usually have a top that can be tilted for making a large or technical drawing. They may also have a ruler or similar element integrated.
Workbenches are sturdy tables, often elevated for use with a high stool or while standing, which are used for assembly, repairs, or other precision handwork.
Nested tables are a set of small tables of graduated size that can be stacked together, each fitting within the one immediately larger. They are for occasional use (such as a tea party), hence the stackable design." [Table (furniture). Wikipedia]
The shapes library Tables is provided by the Floor Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Table symbols
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UML Collaboration Diagram. Design Elements

UML Collaboration Diagram illustrates how components are wired together to larger components and software systems that shows the structure of arbitrarily complex systems. ConceptDraw has 393 vector stencils in the 13 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing your own UML Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Collaboration library with 36 objects Read more

UML Object Diagram. Design Elements

UML Object Diagram shows the structure of a modeled system at a specific time. ConceptDraw has 393 vector stencils in the 13 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing your own UML Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Object library. Read more
"Directional control valves are one of the most fundamental parts in hydraulic machinery as well and pneumatic machinery. They allow fluid flow into different paths from one or more sources. They usually consist of a spool inside a cylinder which is mechanically or electrically controlled. The movement of the spool restricts or permits the flow, thus it controls the fluid flow." [Directional control valve. Wikipedia]
This example engineering drawing showing the directional control valve usage with fixed volume pump and hydraulic cylinder is redesigned using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software from Wikimedia Commons file: DCV 19.jpg.
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
The fluid power equipment drawing example "Directional control valve" is included in the Mechanical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Hydraulic equipment schematic
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